Support for alumni

We can support recent graduates and alumni

The Careers and Employment Service is happy to help University of Hertfordshire graduates in their job search for up to 2 years after their course ends.

This 2 years includes full access to our online careers portal Careerhub.

We offer one-to-one support to help you develop a job search strategy, an effective CV and cover letter, get help with application forms or practice interview skills. Whatever your goals, we can help.

One-to-one support

Contact Careers and Employment to book:

  • Quick query - chat to a Careers Adviser in person, on Skype or by phone.
  • CV/application review –  get your CV checked.
  • Practice interviews – a 30 minute one-to-one appointment with a Careers Adviser for a practice interview either in person, on Skype or by phone.

Visit CareerHub to book your place.

Careers events and workshops

We provide continuing support for graduates helping them find jobs, creating winning applications and preparing for interviews. You're welcome to attend our Careers Fairs, employer presentations and workshops for up to two years after you have completed your course. All of our workshops are also available as webinars for those who can't make it onto campus.

Access the events and workshop programme and book yourself a place via CareerHub or by telephoning +44 (0)1707 284791.

Vacancies

Access graduate job vacancies via CareerHub.

Some other useful graduate job hunting sites are:

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain some experience then there are several schemes that are especially for students who have already graduated:

Resources

Log into CareerHub to access our wide range of online career planning resources. Recent graduates still have access to all of our resources for two years after completing their course.

After 2 years

We are unable to arrange careers advice appointments for UH alumni who have graduated over two years ago. If you want to speak to a careers adviser, we recommend the following service:

  • 'National Careers Service' - The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Enterprise and Self Employment Support

If you aspire to run your own projects, start your own business or become a freelancer then we have the programme for you. The Graduate Entrepreneur Programme will support up to 10 first degree graduates from the class of 2017 in their journey towards being their own boss.

5 Benefits of the Graduate Entrepreneur Programme

  1. You will receive £3000 in financial support, paid in instalments.
  2. You will gain full time membership of our Incubation Centre, which includes hot-desking facilities, bookable meeting rooms and postal service.
  3. A mentored journey with mentoring sessions to support members’ growth.
  4. We'll help improve your business plan and prepare it for funding applications and investment pitches.
  5. Each member is assigned a peer buddy to make sure they share their journey and have a more supportive experience.

If you have any questions on the Graduate Entrepreneurship Programme give us a call on +44 (0) 1707 284791 or use the Ask a Question feature on CareerHub.