About Us

We have a commitment to provide careers guidance, advice and information to help you achieve your career plans. Whether you are looking to enter a graduate career, applying for further study or aim to become self-employed we will offer a wide range of services, resources and activities for you. 

Careers information

In the Careers and Employability Centre you have access to the following:

  • The Information and Events Co-ordinator and Administrator are available to help you identify the information you need.
  • Career ideas for undergraduates and postgraduates of every discipline, including a computer programme Prospects Planner designed to help you generate career ideas.
  • Specialist materials for students with disabilities and international students.
  • Occupational information on most graduate occupations from advertising to social work.
  • Directories and appropriate web signposting for postgraduate study and funding.

Guidance and Advice

Drop-ins are your best way to initially see a Careers Adviser. These one to one 15 minute sessions are available on a frequent basis allowing you to start your career planning and move forward. The drop-in will cover whatever you need it to. Sessions commonly explore:

  • What career options are open to me?
  • What career would I be suited to?
  • How do I secure work experience?
  • What skills are employers looking for?
  • Is my CV fit for purpose?
  • How do I apply for postgraduate courses?
  • What do I do to prepare for an interview?
  • How do I equip myself for assessment centres?

See available drop in times. Some drop-in sessions can be booked online at CareerHub. Alternatively, just arrive during the times stated and sign up for a slot at the Reception Desk.

A limited number of longer guidance interviews are available to students if additional time is needed to follow on from issues arising at drop-in.

Careers e-guidance is also available for queries and for support such as CV checks and application form advice. Email careers@keele.ac.uk to access this service. Please allow three working days.

If you are not sure which is the best way for you to access the service, just ask us! Call in to our Careers and Employability Centre located on the 1st Floor of the Campus Library, email careers@keele.ac.uk or ring us on 01782 733023 or 733523 and we will point you in the right direction.

 Workshops and Presentations

  • Presentations: we have a number of external speakers each year. Since the Autumn Semester 2013 these included Shropshire County Council, Santander, ICAEW, The NHS Management Scheme and Grindeys Solicitors. Workshops: these covered a wide range of topics including psychometric testing, making effective applications, securing work experience and law-related topics.
  • Go to the events page for further details of the current programme and online booking. We also have a Graduate Careers Fair in October - keep an eye on the events page for more details.

Employment

We provide access to both local and national vacancies for both graduate employment and work experience. Our resources include:

  • National graduate recruitment directories.
  • Work experience information, both online and in the Careers and Employability Centre, 1st Floor, Campus Library.
     
     
    Updated on 10 May 2016