Careers information

Accurate careers information, advice and guidance is essential when planning your future.

In the Careers and Employability Centre you have access to members of staff ready to provider support.

The Events and Digital Coordinator, and Infomration and Events Administrator are available to help you identify the information you need including directories and appropriate web signposting for postgraduate study and funding.

There a a number of materials available for you to pick up and take away. Just ask at the front desk and we would be happy to help you find what you are looking for.  

Short appointments are your best way to initially see a Careers Adviser. These one to one 20 minute sessions are available on a frequent basis allowing you to start your career planning and move forward. The session 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 appointment times. All sessions can be booked online at CareerHub

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

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. 

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 733523 and we will point you in the right direction.

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

  • An online vacancy database.
  • Keele Careers Online has extensive career and development resources
  • National graduate recruitment directories.
  • Work experience information, both online and in the Careers and Employability Centre, 1st Floor, Campus Library.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, the Careers and Employabiltiy team are here to provide you with accurate careers information, advice and guidance specific to you and your circumstances.

If you not see yourself listed here, or feel that your not well represented in this material, please give us a call on 01782 733523 drop us an email at careers@keele.ac.uk or drop by our offices in the Library for a chat and we will be happy to help. 

Careers and Employability at Keele University aims to place vacancy adverts that are accurate and as up-to-date as possible. All information is given in good faith based on the information provided by the employer to Careers and Employability. Job seekers must confirm for themselves that this information is accurate.

We make all reasonable efforts to ensure vacancies advertised by Careers and Employability are in accordance with discrimination legislation, including those relating to gender, age, race, disability, religion and gender orientation.

Students and graduates applying to vacancies advertised by Careers and Employability are advised to check with employers all details concerning issues such as salary, hours of work and holidays and request and sign an employment contract.

Careers and Employability will not enter into contracts between employers and students. These must be directly between employers and students.

Students need to think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of unpaid work experience/internships. Please speak to Careers and Employability if you are unsure about this.

For information on scam jobs go to Manchester University Careers Service advice on spotting scam jobs.

Feedback

If you are successful in getting a job advertised through Careers and Employability we would like to hear from you.

If you have any complaints or comments about the vacancy service provided by Careers and Employability please email careers@keele.ac.uk  

Relevant websites

Getting started

Keele Careers Online has a wealth of resources to help you in your career search, including aptitude tests, interview simulation and strength assessments. Through this portal, you can also book an appointment to see a careers consultant, edit your CV and cover letter online, and receive instant feedback from CV360 on you CVs structure and content.

Prospects
Explore different job roles and gain an insight into different occupations. Also contains a useful overview of different occupational communities.

Targetjobs
As well as allowing you to search for jobs by areas of work and alphabetical order this website also allows you to select your priorities when looking for a career. 

Inside Careers Guides
Professions included on this website are: accountancy, actuarial, banking, engineering, IT, logistics, management consultancy, purchasing, patent attorney and tax advisers profession. They publish career guides for these professions every year which you can access freely on the website.

Gradcracker
Careers information and vacancies for science, maths, computer science and engineering students.

Thinking about what you can do with your Keele degree?

Our Future directions: options with your degree will help you decide. 

Simply follow the link, select your course(s) from the list, and download the pdf. 

Keele Careers Online has an online tool called Researching Employers that has become a really useful platform. We recommmend you bookmark this site which you can also access through your Careerhub console.

Prospects Company Profiles  www.prospects.ac.uk 
Allows you to search by both alphabetical list and job category.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers www.top100graduateemployers.com 
Pick up a free copy of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers in the Careers and Employability Centre.

YELL.COM  www.yell.com 
Allows you to search for local organisations.

Corporate Information   www.corporateinformation.com 
One of the best sites for international company research on the Web.

FT.Com   news.ft.com/home/uk 
Detailed financial intelligence and news stories about many UK and International companies.

Morningstar  www.morningstar.co.uk/uk
Financial information about many leading companies. Formerly Hemscott.

Glassdoor  http://www.glassdoor.co.uk/
Information about companies written by their employees. Also features salary information and jobs.

Midlands International Group run a variety of webinars throughout the year, from CV guidance to information about working abroad.

Click here for their full list of webinars.