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The Careers Portal is a great place to find internship opportunities. Go to the Jobs tab and use the tags to filter for the opportunities that match the criteria that suits your needs. Apply for the roles that best suit you, and receive notifications for relevant opportunities.
You can also use the Careers Portal to register for networking events and careers workshops, as well as to access careers resources in the Information Zone such as our blog.
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Oxford Brookes University is working with Santander Universities to offer Fully Paid Work Projects at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to students and recent graduates. Get paid £1000 for around 108 hours of work, with opportunities in a range of subject areas.
You will gain valuable first-hand experience by contributing to a business where your drive and education can make a tangible impact. You will enjoy lots of responsibility and often work alongside senior managers and company owners. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career and quickly build valuable experience.
Search for projects at local SMEs by logging in to our Job Vacancies Portal and filtering by SME - Fully Paid Work Project.
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Virtual Internship programs replicate work at top companies, and connect students to the companies themselves. In only 5-6 hours, learn relevant workplace tools and skills. You will also earn a certificate.
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Internship Experience UK 2021 is now open for applications. This immersive virtual experience is designed to support you to get ahead with your career. In partnership with world-leading employers, industry leaders and government departments, those who participate will gain exclusive insights into one or more of eight different sectors on the three-day virtual experiences that can be completed online.
Participants will benefit from the opportunity to connect with industry leading employers such as Google, Amazon, PWC and EY, and will gain a certificate of completion which can be added to your CV and/or LinkedIn.
Live Experience's will run between 28th June and 22nd July 2021, but if you aren't able to attend the live experience, you can still take part with Internship Experience UK On Demand (applications close on 27th July and must be completed before 13th August).
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Volunteering is an excellent way to gain work experience and skills that will make you more employable, as well as networking opportunities. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills throughout your volunteering activities such as team work, communication and problem solving skills. Take a look at the current opportunities on the Volunteer Portal, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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You can talk to our team if you would like additional support with searching for jobs and work experience, from internships and part-time work for when you’re studying to graduate opportunities for when you’ve left Oxford Brookes. We can help to point you in the right direction if you are feeling overwhelmed or confused by your current options, or can help to get you started if you are not sure where to begin, and can tailor our support to your chosen career area and degree. Send us an email with your query at email@example.com.
There is lots of information available to help you find your way through your career journey. Here is some information and resources that may help support you. You can always talk to one of our team members if you would like extra support.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre is now offering online delivery only. Attend
The Part-time Jobs and Volunteer Fair to meet local charities on campus. We are still offering information by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and appointments either virtually or via telephone.
There are volunteering opportunities that are flexible and can be done remotely from your home. You can find a list here and we will be promoting more on our Facebook page. If you are keen to offer support to your neighbours in Oxford or wherever you are located, we would encourage you to follow NCVO’s guidelines of staying safe while supporting others. If you are interested in supporting the NHS The ‘NHS Volunteer Responders’ has been set up to recruit and place volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit out
Volunteer Portal for other opportunities.
If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us at
email@example.com and we will do our best to help you.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your experience at Oxford Brookes!
Build confidence, gain new skills and make a difference to the local community.
Do good while getting your degree - make a difference in the community and boost your CV!
Visit our Volunteer Centre online and meet our Volunteer Coordinator. Find out how you can help the community, gain new skills and progress in your career! To find out more about volunteering, or to book in for a Volunteering 1-1 chat session on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12pm - 3pm please contact Maya, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
See what opportunities are available.
Further information for volunteers.
Volunteer Wednesdays, careers workshops and more.
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I will be putting this experience on my CV as I know I have developed skills I would not have gained in any other environment. I had a lot of fun, and given the chance I’d do it all again.Rachel, MSc PsychologyBe like Rachel. Give a little, gain a lot - make the most of your time at Oxford Brookes.
I will be putting this experience on my CV as I know I have developed skills I would not have gained in any other environment. I had a lot of fun, and given the chance I’d do it all again.
Volunteering also enhances your employability! It is a fantastic way to develop skills and gain hands-on experience, whilst giving you great insight into the world of work.
Find out more here.
Volunteering is valuable work experience. It makes your CV sparkle and helps you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills, like communication and problem solving.
Research shows that 80% of employers value volunteering.
Find out more about what volunteering reveals to employers?
So why not get involved and give your CV a boost? Browse current opportunities on our Volunteer Portal!
Sign up to one of our Volunteering: How to stand out from the crowd workshops and find out how to add your volunteering to your CV, application forms and how to talk about it during interviews.
Browse current opportunities
Careers can support you articulating your experience in CVs, applications and interviews.
You can find further information and Careers drop in times here.
If you are an Oxford Brookes student, the best place to get started is to browse our current opportunities. You can also filter opportunities based upon your interests or availability.
Want to have an initial chat about volunteering? Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator.
We’re based in Careers, in the John Henry Brookes Building (JHB) on Headington Campus.
Come and say hello! Drop in is 12pm - 3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays during semester. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
No, it’s never too late to start volunteering!
We have opportunities available all year round, so you can volunteer when it suits you. You can find the latest opportunities here.
As much or as little as you would like! As we say: give a little, gain a lot.
We work hard to offer a wide range of opportunities to cater to all interests and timetables. Whether you only have a spare few hours or an afternoon free every week, there’s an opportunity for you.
We’re here to help and we want to hear from you! Drop us an email at email@example.com
Let us know about how you are volunteering and how it’s going!
Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre aims to act as a link between students and the local community. We promote engaging volunteering opportunities, enabling students to share their skills and enthusiasm.
There are approximately 18,000 students at Oxford Brookes University. We promote volunteering inclusively, advertising to all students - ranging from 1st year residents to students researching their PhD. We’re proud that our students come from a diverse and wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
We offer a free brokerage service to promote mutually beneficial volunteering roles in the local area. Please take a look at our Volunteering Policy. We also run on-campus events, such as our annual Volunteer Fair in October and Volunteer Wednesdays.
We also have a weekly newsletter where we can promote your opportunities and also on social media.
The Volunteer Centre is very new at Oxford Brookes, but we’re keen to develop ideas with you! If you have any queries or would like to discuss further opportunities, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register with us
Team Kinetic provides our Volunteer Portal. Team Kinetic have put a tutorial video together on how to use the portal
Once you have registered on our portal please click on ‘Need volunteers?’ box. Complete the registration form and you’ll be ready to add your opportunities.
Once you add your opportunities we will get an email to approve the opportunity, we may email or call you to get more details.
Once the opportunity has been approved students can start applying by clicking on apply. You will receive an email when a student is interested in the opportunity. Please contact the student as soon as you can.
To give the opportunity a push we can add it to our weekly Volunteer Newsletter and onto our social media platforms.
Check out NCVO’s top ways of attracting student volunteers and make your opportunities stand out.
‘any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individual or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives.’
Register on our Careers Portal and search for a range of opportunities, including Graduate Jobs, Internships and part-time work.
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Information to help support students at Brookes.
Please note Semester 2 Careers Fairs will be open for bookings on November 25th.
Where you are unable to visit us in person because you are located away from the main Headington campus, or on placement, e-guidance support is available. Queries will normally be responded to within three working days.
This service is for those who:
To access this advice, login to our online portal using your student email and single sign on password.
At the top of the page in the green toolbar, select Information Zone and click on E-Guidance.
Our Careers Consultants specialise in providing one-to-one careers consultations to students. They work on various faculty-specific projects, and run a number of talks and workshops throughout the year.
The Information Team are experts in knowing where to track down careers information. They provide careers support to students through our front desk service, including assistance with applications and CVs.
The Employer Engagement Team works closely with employers to support employer engagement. They organise employer events on campus including our Career Fairs, Pop Up events and workshops, as well as Working in Creative Industries and Working in STEM Industries Weeks. They also manage the Oxford Brookes Jobshop and the Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre.
Monday, 23rd September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.
Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.
Monday, 30th September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.
The Part-Time Jobs Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers and discover part-time jobs and temporary work opportunities in and around Oxford. This event is multi-sector and open to all disciplines and year groups. The fair is an ideal way to network with employers and discover employment opportunities for during your studies.
Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.
The Volunteer Fair is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about local projects on offer, talk to Volunteering organisation representatives and local charities, and discover how you can become active in the local community, while gaining valuable employment skills. From working in schools, environmental and arts charities to one-off social action activities, there’s a range of projects to get involved with. Talk to Careers to discover how Volunteering can benefit your career path and to find the best local volunteering opportunities.
Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 7th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
The best summer of your life is waiting for you at Camp in America! Come to meet the team and find out how you can spend your summer in America.
Summer Camp's an amazing opportunity to spend a summer living and working in the USA, teaching campers all the sports, hobbies, and skills you know and love.
Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Thursday, 10th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.
An opportunity to meet with employers offering and promoting a range of graduate job opportunities. Open to all students.
Monday, 14th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, Main Hall, Brookes Sport.
Employers from the Real Estate, Planning and Construction industries will be on campus to discuss graduate schemes, placements and work experience opportunities. A must attend event for anyone looking to enter the Built Environment profession.
Monday, 14th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.
This event will have employers with placement opportunities available for students. Placements are a great way of gaining relevant work experience that will make your graduate jobs applications stand out.
Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 21st October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 28th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 4th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 11th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm, The Forum, JHBB.
The Law Fair is an opportunity for students interested in a career in law to speak to employers promoting opportunities in law firms, chambers, training providers and other relevant fields within the law sector.
Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 2nd December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Monday, 9th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.
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Getting a part-time job during your time at university is one of the best things you can do!
The Job Shop has links with hundreds of part-time employers throughout Oxfordshire and there are occasionally some opportunities to work at the university.
All you need to do is:
The services we offer in Careers.
Head to our events page to see when you can meet employers about what opportunities they have on offer.
Explore what organisations you can volunteer with to gain work experience.
✔ Money: Ensure the role pays minimum wage or above.
✔ Availability: Let the employer know the hours you are available for. We recommend you work a maximum of 15 hours per week alongside your degree. Do not exceed your working hour's visa limit.
✔ Duties/responsibilities: Ask questions relating to your role prior to starting your new job.
✔ Transport: Ensure you are able to travel to and from your workplace safely, and that your salary covers any travel costs.
There are a few reasons why students often end up paying more income tax than they need to – and without even knowing it.
The most common situation is that when starting a part-time job, employers will often put you on an ‘emergency’ or incorrect tax code (PAYE code) if you don’t give them a copy of your P45 as evidence of your tax code.
If you’re sure you have overpaid, download a P50 form. Fill this out and send it – along with parts 2 and 3 of your P45 – to HMRC (keep part 1 as a personal copy).
If you’re still working but have noticed you’re paying too much tax – probably due to being on the wrong tax code – simply contact HMRC and tell them. They’ll advise you from there.
A Brand Ambassador’s job is to represent and promote a brand on campus. The work is varied and can include attending and supporting at employer-led events, organising and leading own events, data capture, providing competitor insights, Social media promotion, viral videos and competitions, auditing, merchandising, mystery shopping, providing product sampling and product demonstrations. You will usually be expected to run the campaign yourself and therefore you canexpect to build up a portfolio of skills from the campaigns you work on.
Come to the Jobshop and pick up a list of companies that are hiring for Brand Ambassadors now!
The Oxford Brookes Careers online jobs portal is the best place to start. We have built up good relationships with local companies and encourage all to post their vacancies here with us. We have on average 700-800 vacancies available each week.
Local shops, bars and restaurants often advertise for staff through a notice in their window. You should follow companies that you are interested in on LinkedIn and other social media platforms to find out when they are hiring.
An Academic reference highlights a student’s academic history, character, and academic and/or career goals.
A Professional reference is typically a current or former employer, colleague, client, vendor, supervisor or someone else who has first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.
Come and pick up our Hot Tips sheets at the Jobshop for further advice.
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