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Improve your employability

Get employability experience through a part-time job, work experience or volunteering and support to find a job when you graduate.

Part-time work, volunteering, work experience and placements can make you more attractive to employers when applying for graduate jobs.

At the University of Portsmouth you can meet employers, get support to find voluntary work and take part in work experience and placements. We'll also give you the support you need when applying for graduate jobs in your final year at Uni and once you've graduated.

Get involved in volunteering

Discover how we can help you find and apply for volunteering opportunities to enhance your employability and get experience to add to your studies.

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Finding graduate jobs and programmes

Find a graduate scheme or graduate job with help from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy.

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How to find part-time work

Find out how we support you to find part-time work in Portsmouth while studying, and what you should know about National Insurance and Income Tax.

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Placements and internships

Increase your employment opportunities and strengthen your skills by doing a placement or short-term work experience.

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Working globally

Get experience working abroad during your vacations or when you graduate with our international job-hunting resources.

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If you're still unsure about your career options and what job roles would suit you, take a look at the career planning section, you can also find advice on applications and interviews.

Contact us

For further advice on planning your career, you can contact us at the Careers and Employability Service on +44 (0)23 9284 2684 or at