Careers and Employability

Dedicated careers support for every student.

The Careers and Employability Service supports students and graduates by offering services tailored to them. 

We offer a wide range of career workshops and events so that students can engage with employers and gain the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

We also partner with employers to help them secure graduate talent. Find out more about our services below. 

What our students say

"I received valuable advice about career options and how to write job applications. The mock interview was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend the service to other students."


All students are enrolled onto Careerlink, our fantastic online careers resource exclusively for Roehampton students and graduates.

Careerlink provides access to a CV builder, interactive mock job interviews, volunteering and jobs directories, online skills courses and much more.


Handshake is an online platform and mobile app that connects students to the top employers in the country to help them secure their dream job after graduation.

Handshake is the chosen Careers Services platform by University of Roehampton, it allows students to search for up to hundreds of graduate employment opportunities and enables students to access Careers Services support. Search for ‘Handshake’ in the App Store or Google Play or visit


Our onsite recruitment agency, URJobs, helps students find part-time work while studying with us. URJobs advertise on campus roles such as student ambassadors, careers interns, conference hosts and call campaign jobs.

These jobs support students to gain valuable work experience to add to their CV and provide financial stability whilst studying.

One of the things that prospective students are often concerned about is whether they will get enough time to work part-time while studying. I would say that Roehampton made that easy for me. They tend to put lectures in across 2 or 3 days a week which leaves you time to work. I work as a Student Ambassador, and it’s a flexible role that I can fit around my schedule. You can work whenever you want and whenever you are available.’ Yasamin, BSc Biomedical Sciences student

Student ambassador meeting


The Careers Service offers in person and online careers appointments for students and graduates.

During these appointments students can speak to Careers Advisors about career planning, job applications and take part in mock interview practice.

Work placement and entrepreneurship appointments are also available.

support staff talking with student


Our enterprise and entrepreneurship programme aims to equip students and graduates with the skills to develop an entrepreneurs' mind-set.

This includes a Dragon's Den style competition, specialist 1:1 support and access to the Young Chamber of Commerce.

Students and alumni can access events, appointments and gain support with writing applications and business plans.

Academic students


We support students with optional lectures throughout the year on different employability topics, as well as offering bookable student appointments and advice on CV writing, job searching and interview practice.

students in the canteen

Student Futures Career Development Week

We host various careers events throughout the year including an annual employability week titled ‘Career Development Week’ which is a collaboration between academic schools and the Student Futures department.

Previous employers attending the week include Deloitte, Civil Service, Microsoft, Arora Group, Enterprise Mobility, British Airways and Frontline. To get involved email

Designed with the job market in mind

All of our courses are designed with the job market in mind. Whatever you study, you’ll get to learn the skills that employers value, allowing you to reach your full potential and ambitions.

In addition to what you’ll study in your degree to prepare you for your career, many of our courses also offer you the option of taking a professional placement year. You’ll also have access to a range of extra events and opportunities such as guest lectures and talks from industry experts throughout your time with us.


Graduate Support

We continue to support students after they graduate. All of our graduates can access CareerLink and use its resources to further develop their career.

We also offer bookable careers guidance appointments with our Graduate Support Manager.

We regularly stay in touch with graduates via newsletters to inform them of on campus events and networking opportunities. such as our Get Hired programme and Graduate Recruitment Fairs. Click here for more information. 

Students hugging at the Graduation ceremony

Services for employers

Whether you are looking to recruit for a graduate training scheme or find a student to work with you, we are experienced in working with employers and organisations across all sectors.  

A Roehampton degree is designed to help our students become the kind of graduate most valued by employers: a confident, critical thinker open to new ideas, with first-class communication skills.  

To help you secure student and graduate talent email

Advertise your jobs on Handshake, this is a free-of-charge portal and the best place to promote your vacancies.  

Handshake gives an intuitive user experience and a range of features to streamline the recruitment process. To access our job portal and share your organisation's latest opportunities, we kindly ask you to create an account on Handshake 

Here's how to get started: 


Email for more information about how to work with Roehampton student talent.  

Before posting your vacancy, please read and accept our Employer Terms and Conditions. For more information on statutory minimum wage requirements and employee legislature, please see the GOV.UK website. 

Please note: 

We are not able to accept overseas or international opportunities or publish these to students. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any vacancies we do not deem suitable for our students without providing a reason. Please consider that we have the best interests and safety of our students in mind at all times. 


The University of Roehampton Careers team adheres to the Code of Practice and quality standards agreed between the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), the National Student Employment Services (NASES), the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).