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How to access our services ...
The Careers Centre supports current students and recent graduates (within three years of graduation) of St Andrews with their career planning and decision-making.
We work with students and recent graduates to educate, inspire and empower them to design meaningful and satisfying careers. We do this in four key ways, by providing:
- up-to-date career-related information;
- careers advice and guidance services;
- an extensive programme of career and employer events;
- access to opportunities and work experience programmes.
See our Statement of Service for more information.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your future career!
No matter what year you are in, the Careers Centre can help you explore your interests and options open to you and help you with the career planning process.
We encourage all students to start thinking about careers as early as possible during their time at university, as this gives them more time to explore career paths and test out ideas.
Absolutely not! All students and recent graduates can access support.
Whether you have no idea, a few ideas or a clear idea of what you want to do in the future, our staff can help you at any stage of your career journey.
The majority of our appointments are bookable via CareerConnect. We currently offer the following appointments.
- CV, covering letter and LinkedIn advice
- Careers Appointments
- Practice Interviews
- Enterprise Appointments
- (Career Guidance appointments are bookable following referral from a Careers Adviser)
Information on the destinations of Graduates of the University of St Andrews is available on our graduation destinations page.
Finding and applying for jobs, self employment and postgraduate study ...
The Careers Centre subscribes to some great websites and resources including:
- GoinGlobal - advice and resources for finding international career opportunities;
- Vault - resources for finding opportunities in North America;
- InternshipsUSA - organizations offering internships in the USA;
- Graduates First - psychometric tests and job assessment preparation tools;
- Interview Simulator - record and playback your own practice interviews. Advice on how to tackle typical interview questions.
- Countryside Jobs Service - countryside, conservation and wildlife opportunities and advice.
We have lots of information to help you find opportunities and sources of vacancies in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Also regularly check on CareerConnect for work experience and internship vacancies.
There is one to one advice and guidance available by booking an Enterprise Appointment. We run workshops and competitions throughout the academic year. Please check Career Connect for details.
Everyone who works in the UK (including international students), must have a National Insurance Number. These are issued by the UK government, and are needed in order for your employer to pay your wages. Read our page on National Insurance Numbers and Income Tax for further details.