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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 21 October 2021, 17.00 - 18.00: Flare Ignite 2021 Awards
This is a live, virtual awards ceremony celebrating some of the University’s finest entrepreneurial talent. With the Flare Ignite 2022 competition launching in January, the awards are a great place to get inspired and psyche yourselves up for entering next year. Book now on Handshake

Support for employers

The Careers and Employment Service works with employers to understand their recruitment needs and connect them with our talented students. If you are an employer and would like to find out more about our careers events, targeted advertising of job roles and recruitment activities that are tailored to your business please go to Recruit Our Students to find out more.

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. You can book an appointment with us on Handshake, by clicking the 'appointments tab'.

Please click the Careers and Employment website to visit our online resources. Our office in the Hutton Hub on College Lane campus is open Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 17.00 and Friday 09.00 – 16.00 for student enquiries.

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

Institute of Student Employers