Services Available

 

Career Appointments: The Careers Service is open from 8.45 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and students and staff can pop in at any time. We offer a range of different appointment times throughout the week, and we can help with a wide range of career-related issues.  A typical careers appointment can last for up to 60 minutes, but if a student requires more time then we can accommodate this.

Career Sessions and Workshops: The Careers Service delivers a range of activities and events throughout the year to support students in their career choices.  Please check out the news and events section for more details.

Job Shop: The Job Shop is available to help curernt students to find work.  We offer a 24 hour on-line database of opportunities for vacation and part-time work.  This service is available to support students to balance the costs that full-time study brings.

Employability Skills Analysis: Our Careers Advisers can work with students to look at employability skills development.  They can provide advice on how to improve skills and also assess them through procedures such as PDP.

Volunteering: We have a Volunteer Coordinator based within the careers office from 1.30 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  Students can access a range of information on volunteering opportunities both at home and overseas. 

 

Where is the Careers Service office located?

The Careers Service is located within the Student Centre, Chancellor's Mall, University Way, Bolton, BL3 5AB.

How can I refer a student for advice?

If you have a student who would benefit from speaking to a Careers Adviser then please suggest that they come down to the careers office, or to make an appointment by ringing ext 3080. If the student would prefer to be seen within the department, then this can be arranged.

Can I get help with supporting the curriculum in relation to careers information and guidance?

We are more than happy to support staff in delivering careers-related and employability information within your curriculum area. We will be able to talk with you about your needs and what you are looking to achieve, and maybe share with you areas of best practice. We ask that you give the team realistic notice of the session in order for us to prepare.

How do I go about contacting employers to help deliver a session?

The first point of contact should be your linked Careers Adviser, who may be able to provide relevant employer contacts. The Careers Service team are working to develop closer links with local and national employers in the hope of supporting academic staff further. We are happy to approach employers on your behalf, but ask that plenty of notice is given if you need something more specific. It may also be worth speaking to your Alumni office.

I have been approached by an employer who wants to get involved with the curriculum, how do they go about doing this?

This depends on the type of activities that they want to get involved in. If it is a new employer, who has had no involvement with the University, then it may be best to refer this to the Careers Service. This will allow us to pinpoint what the employer wants to do, and also to explain the many possible options for involvement. Any contacts that are deemed to be of benefit will then be passed out to the relevant academic group.

Where can I get hold of relevant labour market information related to my course area?

There is a wealth of information and data relating to the labour market and subject areas. Please visit our section on Careers Resources for staff.

I have been asked to promote a job opportunity by an employer, what should I do?

If an employer comes to you directly then please contact the Job Shop within the careers office, to pass on the job details. These can then be followed up with the employer to check that the vacancy is suitable. The vacancy can then be added to our website and promoted to all of our students.