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As your Students' Union, we endeavour to provide you with a diversity of opportunities for you to enhance your learning and development and to help you prepare for and accelerate in your chosen field. 

We are working closely with the University of Plymouth Careers Service to ensure all students are aware of the opportunties, resources, and support available to you when searching for paid work alongside your studies, workplace opportunties, or skills development workshops and events.



Skills development workshops with myCareer:

From job searching techniques to preparing for interviews, Careers Service offers a variety of skills development workshops to support you with your career whilst at university and after you graduate. You can now find all of Careers events listed on our website here.



This week's (30/10/23 - 5/11/23) top 10 part-time jobs: 

  • Vodafone Engagement Team - IgniteUK
  • Online Tutor - Tutoring4You
  • Casual Kitchen Assistant - Millbay Academy
  • Part Time Bar Staff - Mitchels & Butlers
  • Seasonal Sales Assistant - JD Sports
  • Food & Beverage Assistant - Future Inns
  • Front of House Server - Cinnamon Garden
  • Customer Team Member - Co Op
  • Retail Assistant - Primark
  • Barista - Coffee #1

Browse a full list of part-time vacancies in and around Plymouth here.



This week's (30/10/23 - 5/11/23) top 10 placement opportunities: 

  • STARRNet Research Assistant - University of Plymouth
  • Mechanical Design Engineer – AWE
  • Offshore Surveyor - Gardline
  • Geo Consulant - Hydrock 
  • Embedded Software Engineer Intern - SLB
  • Wetlands Research placement - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Digital Innovation placement - EDF
  • Nutrition placement - Nestle
  • Assistant Coastal Process Scientist - Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Software Engineer - Lockheed Martin

You can find out more about securing placements, internships and work experience here.



This week's (30/10/23 - 5/11/23) top graduate opportunities:

  • Graduate Naval Architect - BMT
  • Sustainable Investing Programme - Fidelity International
  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer - Worley
  • Finance FastStart - Sainsbury's
  • Graduate Electrical Engineer - Hydrock
  • Graduate Functional Development Engineer - Cummins
  • Graduate Quality Surveyor - Skansa
  • Technology Consultant Programme - Sigma Labs
  • Training Contract - K&L Gates LLP
  • Graduate Blast Engineer - Arup

Explore more graduate jobs and scheme here.



How else can the University of Plymouth Career Service support you? 

The Career Service can offer a range of support and services, including but not limited to:



Keep in touch with your Careers Service:

Visit the University of Plymouth Career service here to learn more about the support you can access or login to your myCareer account to search events, vacancies, and resources available 24/7.


Phone: +44 1752 587456

Availability: Monday to Thursday from 8:30–17:00 Friday 09:30–16:30



You may also find the following SU links and articles helpful when looking to support your development and career prospects: 


SU opportunties:

  • SU Jobs
  • U:view (find and post surveys and participation request for research studies)
  • Networks (Networks are an exciting way for students to build communities and create change through collective action)
  • Volunteering while at University (how volunteering can help support your employability)





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