Career Support

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    Unsure where you want your career to take you? Our careers consultants can help.

  • Mentoring

    Need a mentor? Or interested in becoming a mentor to improve your skills? Check out our mentoring services.

  • Graduate support

    As a BCU Graduate, you can continue to access careers support for up to 3 years after graduating.

Career consultants

Our friendly, helpful team of Career Consultants can help you with all aspects of your career planning and job searching. We offer 30 minute appointments at various times throughout the week. Discussions in a careers appointment can include:

  • Making decisions about your future career
  • Helping you with or providing feedback on your CV and job applications
  • Planning your job search strategy
  • Getting relevant work experience
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Looking at postgraduate study options
  • Changing or leaving your course of study

Our specialist Faculty Careers Consultants are experienced and qualified to provide advice and guidance around all types of jobs and industries.

Career resources

The Careers+ team have developed a range of resources that can be access on the Careers+ website, including

    • Developing effective CVs, cover letters and applications
    • Assessment centres and psychometric tests
    • Exploring your career options
    • Finding work and placements
    • Further study options
    • Preparing for interviews
    • Marketing yourself and networking

    Online career support

    On our website you can send us a query and your faculty specific Career+ teams will respond within three working days.

    Get a mentor

    At Birmingham City University you can choose to take advantage of our mentor service, where you can receive one-to-one help. With mentors from a range of sectors, including finance, law, education and the creative services, we aim to match you with someone who can give you that all important industry insight.

    Become a Mentor to a Young Person

    Make a real difference in the life of a young person by becoming a Volunteer Mentor with Barnardos. You will gain valuable real life experience supporting someone aged 11 to 19 with wellbeing issues in their school or home life along with a suite of full training to enhance your skills and employability.

    Learn more about Barnardo's Early Help Mentoring and Befriending Service.

    Post graduation support

    As a BCU Graduate, you can continue to access careers support for up to three years after graduating. This includes appointments with Careers Consultants and access to dedicated Employment Advisors who work with graduates to help you secure graduate-level employment. They provide support with job searching, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications and interview techniques. The team also delivers a range of employability programmes that offer intensive training to those who are yet to find employment.

    Self-employment support – The Careers+ team offer a range of initiatives to help graduates develop their enterprise skills and set up their own business.