University is an investment in your future and career. Find out what our Employability and Careers Service can do for you.

Employers are interested in much more than your degree. They want to see that you have the specific skills they need and, ideally, the relevant work experience.

Here at the University of Greenwich, the Employability & Careers Service (ECS) will help you secure the graduate job you have always wanted. We do this in a number of ways:

Strong links with employers

We work with many graduate recruitment firms such as Savills, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and PricewaterhouseCoopers. We ensure they come on to campus to our student/graduate recruitment fairs, but we also make sure they conduct on-campus interviews and assessment centres. This helps make it easier for you to access top graduate jobs.

Internships

We don't just bring employers to you, we also actively run and manage internship opportunities specifically for University of Greenwich students. This ensures our students acquire the work experience desired by top graduate recruiters. Our internships include roles in the fields of marketing, IT and social media.

The theoretical and applied knowledge I gained from my sociology degree gave me the skills I needed to prepare for my marketing internship, and the support I received from the ECS really made my application stand out.

Kat Breadon, BA Hons Sociology student, and Graduate Trainee Marketing & Projects Officer

Student JobShop

Skills gained from part-time jobs and voluntary experience, advice about preparing for the world of work, as well as being exposed to new people and situations, are all vital in boosting students' confidence. You could gain all these skills as well as earning through the Student Jobshop. 

In the case of Ryan White (21), a Digital Arts Practice student, working a variety of student jobs through the Student JobShop has not only meant earning extra money, but has built up his work experience and enabled him to explore new opportunities.  

When I started my degree I was unsure about what I wanted to do, but now it's become clearer. Thanks to working in the university's Marketing Department I have direction: I want to work in marketing and social media. 

Ryan, BA Hons Digital Arts Practice student

International student Sara Hussein (24) is planning a career change when she returns to Egypt. Sara, who will graduate this year with a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, now has the confidence to think about brand new opportunities – something she would not have considered before. 

Working part-time at the university I've learnt many new skills, including working effectively within a team. Before, I was a teaching assistant, now I can do anything.

Sara, MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering student

The Jobshop advertises paid work on campus through the student intranet portal, in newsletters and through email alerts.

Career appointments

We pride ourselves on the level of flexibility we offer to students who wish to see one of our advisors for specialist careers and guidance advice. We have conventional bookable appointments at our Careers Centre. If that is not convenient, we have a timetable of Faculty Career Clinics where we go out and see you in popular student areas of the university. We also offer telephone appointments. Our appointments cover all your career requirements including mock interview practice, application form/CV/covering letter advice and careers guidance.

The Employability & Careers Service offered a variety of roles which interested me and the feedback they gave me following the internship job interview has helped me to improve my performance for future interviews.

Ninoshan Jeyaseelan, BA Hons Business Administration with Accounting and Finance student, and Graduate Trainee Events Officer

Online support

The university has invested heavily in online e-learning career software. This ensures you have careers advice 24/7. One you have registered with us and this service, you can access interactive tools including a CV builder, interview simulator, assessment centre simulator, psychometric tests, employer advice videos and podcasts.

Contact us

For more information about how we can help with your career, e-mail employability@gre.ac.uk or call 020 8331 8810.