Other sections in Careers:
Access help and advice, search for opportunities, see what events are taking place, apply for the Lancaster Award, explore further study options and other pathways to your future career.
Book an appointment
Ask a query
Find a part-time job
From tailoring your CV to completing online application forms and succeeding at interview, we can help you at every stage of the recruitment process.
Take charge of your own career development. Understand your career aspirations, motivations, preferences & values. Take a career assessment or an interview simulation to prepare for a job application process, then develop anytime your management, teamwork, presentation, communication, resilience and other core career skills.
Watch the 1 minute video: Careers Portal overview
Access the resources and support to help you find work and gain valuable experience during your studies and after you graduate.
Find a Part-time Job
Placements & Internships
Explore Graduate Schemes
The Lancaster Award rewards you for taking part in those extra-curricular activities outside your academic studies that supplement the excellent education you receive at Lancaster University. Developed in partnership with employers, the certificate rewards you for making the most of your time at Lancaster, and enhances your future job prospects by encouraging you to acquire new skills valued by employers.
Find out more about our busy programme of events, and meet representatives from top graduate employers!
Useful resources and advice for students and graduates that may face barriers in the job market.
Support for Students with a Disability
Programmes & Events
International students bring a wealth of experience to the University and can offer a valuable insight into global careers. Support for international students is available from Lancaster University Careers Service.
Make full use of our services from the start of your PhD.
Mentoring can make a big difference to your life and your future career prospects. The Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme gives you the opportunity to spend time with a working professional, getting an insight into what they do and how they got there.
Careers staff are available Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:30.
Staff can help answer quick queries regarding career options, vacancy sources, applications, the Lancaster Award etc.
For more detailed queries, you will be referred to a drop-in session or appointment.
Come along to a drop-in session and we will support you with quick queires from CV checking, application form reviews, cover letter checks, and other queries.
Drop-ins run from:
Morning: 10:00 - 12:00 Monday to Friday during term time; andAfternoons: 14:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday during term time. Outside of term time drop-in sessions will be limited depending on demand.
Careers appointments are available Monday to Friday, and the full schedule is advertised on TARGETconnect.
These 30 minute appointments are longer sessions where you can receive help with applications, personal statements, explore careers options, and more.
You may need to undertake some preparatory work to get most benefit from these sessions.
Appointments must be booked in advance through TARGETconnect, or with Careers staff in the Base.
Our mock interviews give you the chance to prepare for a realistic interview, and you will receive extensive feedback on your performance and advice for improvement.
Availability is shown in TARGETconnect.
These may be restricted to final year students, depending on time of the year.
Skype Interviews:Please Ask Careers online to request a Careers Interview using Skype.
At the same time you should log-in to your Skype Account, search for 'Careers Lancaster' and request a connection.
We will email you to arrange a suitable date and time.
- How to create a winning CV leaflet
- Personal Statement Guide - Careers
- Recruitment agencies - how to use them
- Regional internship opportunities
- Succeeding at strengths based interviews
- Identifying and evidencing your experince and skills
- The hidden job market
- The six steps to feedback
- Using social media to look for a job
- Video Interview Guidelines
- Competency Interviews
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