Our aim is to help you to make effective career decisions, and to ensure that you make the best use of your opportunities at university and beyond.  You don't necessarily need to know what you want to do before you contact us.  We can help you with whatever stage you are at!

The Careers Advisers are there to:

  • Direct you to relevant careers information about jobs, employers and opportunities
  • Help you with your job search techniques and strategies
  • Help you to use the ICT facilities to help with career-based research
  • Provide 1-1 support to enable you to explore your future career path

A Careers Adviser is not there to make a decision for you, complete your CV or job application or give any sort of legal advice. What they will do is direct you to the relevant information or source of further support if needed.

Guidance Interviews

A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes, and are available for students and graduates to discuss career options and goals, investigate specific career ideas and explore courses of action and next steps needed to realise your career aspirations.  This will be undertaken with a qualified adviser.  If you think you need a longer amount of time, then please let us know and we will be happy to book you a longer appointment slot.

During the Interview

The Careers Adviser may take notes.  This will be used to help provide a summary of the discussion, and to help you to plan your next steps. We will also keep a copy of these notes for our records, and in line with the Data Protection Act 1998, you may ask at any time to see the informaiton we have under your name.

Availability

Our Careers Advisers are available throughout the week Monday to Friday for 1-1 appointments.  To book an appointment either call into the careers office, or ring us on 01204 903080.

E-Guidance

If you are unable to call into the office or make an appointment then you can always email your queries and questions to our Careers Adviser team.

Just send your query to careers@bolton.ac.uk and a Careers Adviser will respond to you. Please be aware that depending on the nature of your enquiry, the Careers Adviser may recommend a face to face meeting.