Careers and employability

Kick-start your future

Our courses don't just fire up your imagination, they help you develop the skills and experience you'll need to get the job you want after graduation.

The University has long-standing links with business, industry, public sector and professional organisations. Our commitment to being the UK's leading business-facing university means we're driven to ensure you're the first choice for employers. So, whatever you want to do - or even if you're not quite sure yet - we'll help you on your way to a happy and fulfilling career.

Careers Support

The Careers and Employment Service is here to help University of Hertfordshire students and recent graduates* by offering guidance, advice and resources to support your job search.

We encourage all students and recent graduates to sign up to our new employability platform, Handshake, where you can network with a community of students, graduates and employers. Handshake gives you access to the latest job opportunities, career events and workshops, appointments with our expert careers and enterprise advisers, and a multitude of resources to help you get career-ready.

Business-minded courses

96.5% of students are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 16/17). From Economics to English Literature, every one of our courses is designed to boost the skills employers are looking for. That's because each School works closely with experienced business people to plan its teaching programme. For example, all of our Hertfordshire Business School students study modules in employability and entrepreneurship. This helps our students stay one step ahead in the job market, and our business partners get the highly skilled graduates they are looking for.

Great location

We're based in Hatfield, which is 25 minutes by train from central London. This means our students have access to all the opportunities our capital city has to offer and is especially helpful for those choosing placement years - a fantastic way to increase your skill set and contacts.

Service Update (COVID-19)

We continue to support students and recent graduates* with one to one appointments via phone and zoom (video or online audio) for Careers and Enterprise / Self Employment queries. Please click the appointments tab on Handshake to book an appointment with us. Please click the resources tab to visit our online resources. Our office in the Hutton Hub on College Lane Campus is open Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm for student enquiries. Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest information and announcements.

*The Careers and Employment Service supports graduates for up to 4 years after their course ends.

Institute of Student Employers