This article will explain what the Careers and Employability Service is and how you can access it.

The Careers and Employability Service, offers support to students and graduates* with part-time jobs, career planning, work experience, volunteering, placements, business startup and graduate jobs to support entry into graduate work, further study or starting up a business.

The Careers and Employability Service provides a wide range of services including:

  • Careers advice - advice and guidance on career planning, CVs, application forms, interviews, assessment centres and further study
  • Job opportunities - access to MyPurpleDoor online jobs board and the Graduate Recruitment Consultancy, the University of Portsmouth’s very own on-campus recruitment team 
  • Volunteering and work experience - volunteering bank with a variety of roles and organisations
  • Enterprise - startup and freelance advice, regular enterprise courses and hot-desking and office space for startups
  • Events - annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair and on campus employer events

*Please note that the Careers and Employability Service supports graduates for up to five years from graduation.

How do I access the services offered by the Careers and Employability Service?

You can drop-in to the Careers and Employability Centre located on Guildhall Walk under James Watson Halls, at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also find out more about the full range of services available and access the MyPurpleDoor online careers platform by visiting our website at www.port.ac.uk/careers.

How to Contact us

Visit us at:

Careers and Employability Service

University of Portsmouth

28 Guildhall Walk

Portsmouth

PO1 2DD

Opening hours:

Monday–Thursday: 8.30am–5.15pm

Friday: 8.30am–4.15pm

Telephone or Email:

t: +44 (0)23 9284 2684

e: careers@port.ac.uk

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