Services to departments

Our qualified careers professionals work with students at all stages of their degree programme and would like your help to encourage them to make use of our services early on in their studies. We know you will often be a first port of call for students with questions on placements, references, post-degree employment and study options so this section aims to help you understand how we support your students and how we can work with you to do the same. Your department has a named Careers Adviser contact who will be pleased to work with you to support careers provision for your students.

For further suggestions of how we can work with you, have a look at Working with us.

We can help you in many ways

  • We are able to provide bespoke careers sessions in departments. Some of our more popular requests from departments focus on preparing for placements and post-graduation employment – CVs, applications, interviews, aptitude tests etc. However, in addition, we can run events showcasing career options, and workshops on choosing a career or finding and applying for work experience if students who are not doing a placement. These sessions will always be designed with the needs of your particular students in mind and can be scheduled at the most appropriate times for each year group.
  • We have excellent relationships with employers and would be happy to work with you to provide tailored employer-led workshops on occupational choice, recruitment methods or specific employability skills like team-working. Our long history of working successfully with local and national employers means we can deliver events with the employers your students want to work for.
  • For those students who are considering course changes (Bath only) or facing disappointing results, we offer a confidential and impartial guidance service to help students decide their best course of action.
  • There is a network of Bath graduates who are willing to speak to your students about working in a wide variety of occupations.
  • To assist you in marketing your courses, and your students in making career choices, we collate information on graduate destinations for all courses. You can read more about the destinations data available to you which is separate from the publicly visible information on the destinations webpages.
  • We encourage you to link to our range of guides, helpsheets and webpages from your website and Moodle pages rather than download them. We regularly update these resources and linking to them guarantees your students have the latest edition.  You can download helpsheets from our website to reproduce hard copies to distribute to students. The list indicates if students can collect a hard copy for themselves from our office or ask us if you would like some copies.

Ways you can help

  • Talk to us! If there is some information you would like or something you would like us to do for your students, we are always happy to help.
  • Encourage students to think about their career planning before their final year. Some students may need to make early applications in their final year for certain types of graduate jobs so preparation before this point will be very helpful to them.
  • Encourage your students to be aware of how they can develop their employability during their time at University so that they have the best chance of being successful in the graduate job applications. We produce an Employability leaflet, which is placed in the library card wallets distributed to first year students, and a Personal tutor's pack  containing information you can use to assist your students with their employability.