Looking for a job?

Careers Advice and Guidance can help you

  • Research careers
  • Identify skills gaps
  • Update your CV
  • Improve your interview technique
  • Help you with your job applications


HSBC 2021 Work Experience placement opportunities will be going live week commencing 14th December and students will be able to view and can apply via the Work Experience page.

4th February –  Do I need a degree to enhance my career?

An exploration of various career routes that are available to students, with an emphasis on what you need to consider when trying to choose the correct one for you.

Register for this webinar here.

11th March  –  How to stand out?

A session dedicated to applications. This will include a breakdown of CVs in general and also aim to demystify online applications. We will also include application hints & tips from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

Register for this webinar here.

22nd April – How to be the best you?

An exploration of the different type of interviews alongside their purposes. This will cover what signs to look for, and also how you can maximise your chances at success. We will also include different tips and tricks from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

Register for this webinar here.


Springpod are offering all of these opportunities which are completely free to students (and always will be) – Students can use any of the links below to create their free account and apply.


Chartered Institute of Marketing – Marketing Virtual Work Experience February 2021 https://www.springpod.co.uk/marketing-virtual-work-experience/

Vodafone – Innovators Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/vodafone-virtual-work-experience/

Law Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/law-virtual-work-experience/

Teaching Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/teaching-virtual-work-experience/

Nestlé – Employability Skills Programme https://www.springpod.co.uk/nestle-employability-skills-programme/

Finance Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/finance-virtual-work-experience/

BT – Insight Day https://www.springpod.co.uk/bt-insight-day/

Journalism Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/journalism-virtual-work-experience/


Online learning and virtual mentoring programme to help young people, aged 18-22, from all backgrounds become job-ready.

Fast Futures is a 12-week programme, backed by employers in the UK (including Barclays, BT, Legal and General, NHS, AstraZeneca), to equip young people with the professional skills that employers need right now.

The course covers 5 modules covering the skills that employers need right now:

1. Unlocking the power of digital and data

2. Marketing made easy

3. Finance fundamentals

4. Working with great teams

5. Adapt and innovate

The programme also offers mentorship from professionals in top organisations on developing employability skills, interview experience and team work.

Applications for the January 2021 programme are now open, you can Register Here.

Find out more about job opportunities

Websites are a good place to start your job search

Jobs, Apprenticeships and Recruitment

  • www.apprenticeships.org.uk – Register with the National Apprenticeship Service to search for apprenticeships.
  • www.kaplanapprenticeships.co.uk – Accountancy apprenticeships with Kaplan.
  • www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk – Help and advice with job search and support.
  • www.monster.co.uk – Website where you can download CV, apply for jobs online, get expert advice on issues such as finance, interview techniques and career development. Clear job search section.
  • www.totaljobs.com – Total Jobs has details of current job vacancies, company information and upload your CV.

Graduate Job Sites

  • www.prospects.ac.uk – A detailed and easy to navigate website aimed at graduates with extensive information on jobs, job search working abroad, applications and interviews, teacher training and much more.
  • www.graduate-jobs.com – Search for graduate jobs nationwide help with CVs.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain new skills and help improve your job prospects.

Working Abroad

Opportunities to work abroad can be found on these websites

  • www.overseasjobs.com – Provides job info in places such as Russia, Bermuda, Czech Republic, Grenada, Indonesia and other countries.
  • www.workingabroad.com – Voluntary work projects throughout the world including Canada, USA, Caribbean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
  • www.bunac.org – Summer camps, internships, work and voluntary opportunities overseas.
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