Whatever stage you are at with your career planning, from fresher to final year and beyond, the Careers Service is here to help!

We are here to help you achieve your career ambitions and goals. We can help you to:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Direct you to relevant careers information
  • Research your career ideas
  • Update and develop your CV and covering letter
  • Develop and help you to assess your employability skills

It doesn't matter if you are unsure about your future, or you want to explore options further, we can offer a range of support to suit all career needs.

Careers Advice

Our Careers Advisers are on hand to offer confidential, individual appointments for all your guidance needs. They are available throughout the week in order to book 1-1 appointments. In order to make an appointment you can ring the careers office on 01204 903080 or email us at careers@bolton.ac.uk.   Alternatively pop into the careers office which is situated in the Students Centre within Chancellor's Mall.

We can offer support and guidance with the following:

  • Career planning and getting into your chosen career 
  • Covering letters and CV advice
  • LinkedIn profile advice
  • Applications and speculative applications
  • Interview and telephone interview advice
  • Assessment centres and psychometric tests
  • Graduate jobs
  • Further study
  • Working globally

The Job Shop

The Job Shop is the focal point for students wanting to find part-time and vacation work. Please visit the Job Shop web pages for more information on current vacancies and information regarding national insurance, income tax and the national minimum wage.

Careers Office Resources

Our information team based in the careers office can support you to access the full range of resources on offer, from paper-based materials to computer packages and websites.

The following resources and information is available in the careers office:

  • Employer Directories: at the beginning of each academic year, the Careers Service recieves copies of Prospects directories and Hobson's Graduate Career directories, which list a large range of graduate employers. Call in and collect your own personal copy.  This information can also be accessed on-line.

  • Journals and Specialist Guides: the Careers Service also gets other publications throughout the year, such as Real World, GTI Target, Target Jobs, Guardian UK 300 etc.

  • Student Guides: the Careers Service produce a range of guides on job search techniques and career planning.  These are available in hard copy from the careers office.

  • Videos and DVDs: there are a range of careers-related videos and DVDs available to watch in the careers office.

We have a computer available for University of Bolton students and graduates to use within the careers office. They can be used to check vacancies, employer websites, compile CV's and covering letters, complete aplpication forms and research career ideas.  (Please note - printing charges apply.  First five copies free, 5 pence a copy after that). 

Also, wherever possible, we will endeavour to provide information in a range of formats that meet students individual needs.

Careers Service Mission and Policies

For a range of information relating to our Mission, Aims and Service policies, please click here