Careers service

We offer tailored, expert advice and practical support to help you develop your career – or launch a new one. Specialist career support is also offered within your department.

What we offer

We offer a range of career support tailored to the needs of postgraduate students - as well as essential skills for finding your ideal job:

  • a programme of workshops for future leaders
  • one-to-one drop-in sessions with careers coaches
  • tailored workshops for research students
  • practical advice on CV writing, putting together job applications and interview skills
  • an online vacancy service that includes major graduate recruitment programmes
  • workshops on popular issues, such as job searching, starting your own business and planning an academic career
  • career fairs and themed events with employer types
  • a specialist careers coach for international and EU students
  • continuing professional development advice once you have left Oxford Brookes.

An indispensable service

Our free careers service is available throughout your time here, and for three years after you leave. All our careers advisers hold, or are studying for, a Diploma in Careers Guidance.

“Oxford Brookes’ careers service was indispensable – they helped me to identify my strengths and skills as well as improve my CV writing. They were eternally friendly and helpful.”

Nikki Green (MA International Studies graduate), HR and Administrative Manager at Prime Research.

Photo of the entrance to the Careers Service at Oxford Brookes University
Our careers service is located at the heart of the new John Henry Brookes Building on our Headington Campus.

Alumni services

Brookes alumni make a huge difference to the lives of students. Through sharing their skills and knowledge, alumni can increase the opportunities for students to fulfil their potential and make informed decisions about their career journey.