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CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY
SERVICE

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 Alumni Relations 

Phone: 07736 931961


Iga Seczkowska

Iga Seczkowska, Careers Adviser 

Phone: 07736 933450 

Email: careers@buckingham.ac.uk


Christin McNab

Christina McNab, Enterprise Project Officer

Phone: 07803854041

Email: b-enterprising@buckingham.ac.uk


 

Information for current students 

Current students can find full listings for the Careers and Employability Service on the Students’ Union website.  

This includes: 

  • 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 engaging with our students during our careers events please get in touch. We can also promote graduate vacancies and work experience opportunities to our students and graduates on your behalf.  

Please contact us at careers@buckingham.ac.uk to start a conversation. 

In September 2021, we are launching B-Enterprising, which is a fully funded 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, and in turn, you will provide students with meaningful work experience. Projects will be undertaken on a part-time, flexible basis to fit around the student’s studies, and completed by an agreed date. Please contact Christina McNab at b-enterprising@buckingham.ac.uk for more information.

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 graduated? 

All our graduates and alumni have unlimited access to our online careers portal, Horizons. As well as providing resources for those who are preparing to seek graduate employment, Horizons also supports ongoing career management and development. If you are currently unemployed and/or seeking a new role, you’ll find that Horizons can help you with everything from upgrading your CV and brushing up your interview technique, to tips for effective networking. It also has a job search engine.

Please contact us at careers@buckingham.ac.uk to request alumni access to Horizons. 

We also offer our alumni free one-to-one consultations with a careers adviser. 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 talk to you. Up to two careers consultations may be booked per 12 month period, conducted over the phone, via video call or face to face. 

To make a booking please contact careers@buckingham.ac.uk

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.  

Join the Bright Network.