Welcome to Careers!
A guide to how we can help you
Everything that you need to know to use your Careers service effectively
Contact and Opening Times
We are now running our virtual service over the summer - we look forward to seeing you in person in September!
Our Chat to Careers Zoom Room is usually open from 11am to 3pm (no appointment required)
To arrange a virtual appointment a with Careers Consultants please email to check availability as this is reduced over the summer
Last updated 19/07/2022
Chat to our Information Team
What to expect from an appointment with our Careers Consultants
Whatever your starting point, or level of study, our Careers Consultant will work with you to identify appropriate approaches and resources, tailored to your particular circumstances, whether you need to ‘clear the career fog’, or want some input on how to handle the practicalities of job applications, job searching, interviews or assessments, etc. Be reassured, you certainly don’t need to know what you want to do, or have clear career ideas before using us. Our one-to-one career consultations are supportive and aim to help you move forward faster than you would probably do on your own.
Looking for a Part-time job
View current part-time vacancies by visiting our Job Vacancies site. The system will automatically register you when you login using your Student Information username and password (or you can register as a graduate). You can filter using the tags “part time jobs off campus” and "Jobs on campus".
Thinking about volunteering?
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference to your community and to express your values, whilst enhancing your personal and professional development. Almost all employers regard work experience as an essential attribute for an employable graduate. It is important to remember that many types of recruiting organisation regard volunteering as equally valuable as paid work. It can also be fun and a great way to meet new people.
What types of volunteering are there?
The type of experience that can be gained is varied. There are many opportunities ranging from working in an administrative or commercial capacity such as in marketing, to practical work such as environmental field projects, campaigning, fundraising or shop-work. Volunteering opportunities can require people to work directly with others who benefit from the activity, or involve working with others on specific projects.
Where can I find opportunities to volunteer?
Booking a room for a Careers activity
We understand it is not always easy to find a safe and confidential space to get involved in careers activities so we have a dedicated student space that you can book to use for any careers activities such as speaking to the Information Team in the zoom room, meeting with a Careers Consultant, attending one of our workshops, you might even have an interview to attend etc.
Rooms are only available on days when a member of Careers is on campus. The room will be available by pre-booking only and strictly on a first come first served basis.
Interviews for any role can be daunting especially if you have never had an interview before.
Employer Events & Careers Fairs
Our Employer Engagement Team very closely with employers, in particular Small to Medium enterprises (SMEs). They organise a variety of employer engagement events including sector-specific and more general Careers fairs. The team are always scoping out opportunities for students to engage with employers at either a central or faculty level. Please look out for forthcoming events – your future employer could be there!
We are pleased to be offering face to face recruitment fairs once again.
Oxford Brookes Careers Fair 2022
Monday 21 March, 10:00 - 14:30 in the Student Union Hall, JHBB
Meet employers and discover a range of top roles available now at the Oxford Brookes Multi-Sector Careers Fair. Employers from a range of industries will be there to promote a variety of graduate roles, work placements, summer job, part time work and volunteering opportunities available for students. Talk to employers and network, and ask any questions you may have about what it's like to work for them and how you can apply for their positions. Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.
Our events will be carefully managed to ensure that students and employers are safe to take part. Our planning and preparation encompasses many different areas - from risk assessments and enhanced cleaning, to social distancing measures and modifications to the way the event is organised on the day.
Careers Resources Portal/Abintegro - access resources designed to help you at every stage of your career journey.
Careers Portal/Jobteaser - apply for job and work placement opportunities, visit the Information Zone and register for events including workshops and our Careers Fairs.
Careers Website - find information about the Oxford Brookes Careers service as well as links to resources recommended by our team.