Careers service

BPP University Careers Service offers a comprehensive range of services to enable you to achieve your career goals. We can provide help and support to assist you in securing a graduate role on completion of your studies or help you develop your career skills and knowledge to enter or progress in a wide range of careers.

BPP University Careers Service is quality assured through the matrix standard. The matrix standard is the nationally accepted quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career.

Our mission

BPP Careers Service is a professional, personal and client focused service that is responsive, supportive and tailored to student and client needs. Our mission is to enable students to realise their careers goals, aspirations and potential through self-awareness, skills development, and knowledge & understanding of themselves and the labour market.

BPP careers service summary

  • Professional service tailored to meet the needs of individual students and support you in securing employment
  • Delivered by skilled staff, who are professional, approachable and highly motivated
  • Support at all stages from incoming students to alumni
  • A range of skills sessions and workshops offered
  • Job vacancies and work experience opportunities with specific employers
  • Online resource support through the VLE including careers guides, employer videos, software for psychometric tests
  • Supported by a comprehensive range of careers information and resources
  • Ensuring careers advice is up to date and accurate through maintaining and developing contacts with employers and the professions
  • We will abide by the code and culture of the AGCAS code of practice on guidance and provide the best Careers Service, reflecting the needs of our students

When can students start using the careers service?

Take advantage of what the Careers Service has to offer as soon as you accept your place at BPP. Individual advice and guidance is available before you start your course and up to a year after completion. Get ahead of the game and receive expert advice and guidance from our specialist careers consultants in the following ways:

  • Book a One-to-One or Telephone Careers Guidance Appointment
  • Arrange a 20 minute drop in session with a Careers Consultant
  • Have a Mock Interview
  • Receive e-mail advice - Get your CV, applications and cover letters reviewed
  • Attend Careers Workshops and Events

Students who have deferred their entry will be able to make an appointment with a Careers Consultant to formulate an action plan in their year out. Deferred students can also request to receive the weekly newsletter, weekly vacancies and events bulletin.

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Our Services

Individual Guidance

We offer 45 minute appointments and shorter 20 minute appointments with a careers consultant throughout the week, evenings and, by prior arrangement, at the weekend. Telephone appointments can also be arranged and an email guidance service is available to answer careers queries, review CVs & cover letters and application forms.

Mock interviews

Prior to going to your real interview, you can book in for a practice run. Mock interviews provide the chance to receive some constructive feedback on improving your interview technique. We also have feedback from students who have attended interviews at firms and other organisations which you can review in advance of your interview.

Careers events

We invite speakers from a range of firms, chambers and other organisations for events throughout the year. These events are the perfect way for students to decide on a career paths and network with employers, alumni and members of the professions.

Careers workshops

We provide a number of careers workshops on the following:

  • Planning your career, researching the market and job search strategies
  • Researching potential employers
  • Making successful applications through CVs and cover letters, application forms, interview skills and practice
  • Mock assessment centre and psychometric testing
  • Employability Skills support such as: negotiation skills, presentation skills, commercial awareness, networking skills, effective speaking, time management skills and communication skills

Careers newsletter

Careers Outlook is the monthly E-newsletter of the BPP Careers Service. Careers Outlook is e-mailed to students detailing events and workshops with a focus on industry insights and latest news from the professions.

Vacancy database

BPP Careers Service maintains a vacancy database from a diverse range of firms, organisations and industries for BPP students. A vacancies bulletin is e-mailed to students on a weekly basis to highlight new opportunities.