Careers and Employability Service
The Careers and Employability Service supports our students as they prepare for the future. This includes:
- exploring career and further study options
- developing the professional skills and self-awareness that employers value
- accessing employment, placements and work experience
- preparing for success in a competitive graduate job market
- providing paid micro-internships via the B-Enterprising scheme.
We offer one-to-one careers consultations, on-demand mock interviews, and an online hub of resources to support career preparation and job hunting. Our popular workshops run every term and we work closely with academic faculties to tailor these to students’ needs. Students also have the opportunity to interact with recruiters and professionals, including Buckingham alumni from around the world, at our guest speaker events.
We typically offer a mix of both virtual and on-campus activities throughout the year, giving students, employers and guest speakers the flexibility to to engage remotely or in person.
We also support our graduates and alumni – see below for more details.
Meet the team
Beth Baker, Head of Careers, Employability and Apprenticeships
Phone: 07736 931961
Iga Seczkowska, Careers Adviser
Phone: 07736 933450
Andrew Hencken, Enterprise and Employability Project Officer
Information for current students
Current students can find full listings for the Careers and Employability Service on Sharepoint.
- how to get support
- jobs and work experience opportunities
- upcoming workshops and events
Horizons is our online careers and employability portal.
Information for employers
We are proud to link with local, national and international organisations to help employers find fresh talent and to enrich the experience of our students.
If you are interested in participating in our careers events please contact email@example.com.
We can advertise your vacancies for free. This includes casual part-time work for students and full-time graduate employment. Please visit careers.buckingham.ac.uk, register with us to create an employer account and then post your vacancies.
Would you like to offer a micro-internship?
B-Enterprising is a micro-internship scheme designed and run by the Careers and Employability Service in partnership with the BEIU (Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit) at the University. Our aim is to provide you with access to highly motivated students who will fulfil your short-term project needs, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to your business. In turn, you will be providing students with meaningful work experience. Projects will be undertaken on a part-time, flexible basis to fit around the student’s studies. For more information, see our Employer Handbook and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for our graduates and alumni
Did you know that you may still receive support from the Careers and Employability Service long after you have finished studying at The University of Buckingham?
All our alumni have free unlimited access to our online careers portal, Horizons. Simply select ‘Alumni sign in and registration’ to create your alumni account in order to:
- book an appointment with a careers adviser;
- access our graduate jobs listings;
- view articles and resources to support your career management and development.
Appointments with a careers adviser are 30 minutes long and may be held over the phone, by video call, or even in person if you are still local to Buckingham. Whether you are seeking employment and need support with applications, would like a mock interview, or want some coaching to help you consider your future career path, we would be happy to help. Up to two appointments with a careers adviser may be booked by alumni in a 12 month period.
If you need help accessing Horizons please contact us at email@example.com.
International graduates seeking employment in the UK
The University of Buckingham has partnered with Student Circus, a job-search platform for international students and graduates that provides up-to-date job listings from employers who will sponsor your Skilled Worker Visa in the UK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your unique alumni activation link, giving you unlimited access to Student Circus as a graduate of The University of Buckingham.
Information about our partners, Bright Network
We are delighted to partner with Bright Network, whose mission is to connect ambitious young people from all backgrounds with the opportunities, advice and insights to get ahead in their careers. With 300+ leading partner employers and 280,000+ members already on board, Bright Network is future-proofing the workforce, empowering members with access to brilliant opportunities at global companies, ensuring that you, as the next generation, find the future that you deserve.