National Careers Week
with USP

Running from 6th - 10th March 2017, NCW is a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges. Here at USP, we are dedicated to enhancing student's employability with the engagement of alumni and external employers in the industry and increasing awareness of careers and resources available.

For the week, we will be tweeting opportunities related to careers with your degree, events and workshops you can take part in. Here's an overview of the themes for the week: 

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There are always a number of amazing opportunities available. We post them onto the Employability Hub (on MOLE), Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn as they come. There are also a number of great opportunities found on Career Connect - so be sure to check regularly!


  • CBRE: Summer Internship Scheme - open 20th March. More information will be released here.
  • Savills: Summer Scheme placements for second year cognate or third-year non-cognate students - 3rd April deadline
  • Cushman & Wakefield: Various internship opportunities in surveying and planning
  • CODA Planning: Student Planner
  • Transportation: Summer and Industrial Year Placements for GIS students
  • Faithful+Gould: Industrial Placements for those interested in surveying
More information on each of these can be found in the Employability Hub.

Graduate Jobs

  • Derbyshire County Council: Planner - 26th March deadline
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Graduate Planner
  • PBA Planning: Graduate Planners
  • Urban Vision Partnership: Planning Enforcement and Graduate Planner - 10th of March deadline
  • Kirklees Council: Assistant Planner - 12th March deadline
  • DCLG: Planning Graduate - 26th March deadline
More vacancies can be found on Careers Connect and the Employability Hub

Getting the Job

Make sure you're ready - here are some tips, advice and some events run by the Careers Service to help you out!

CV & Covering Letter

Improve your CV with these tips from the Careers Service and the RTPI.
Write a better Covering Letter with advice from Prospects
Book an appointment with a Careers Advisor

Events & workshops:
Application help for International students - 15th March, Hicks Building LTE 1pm - 2pm



Help with Psychometric Assessments
Events & workshops
Psychometric Tests used in selection talk - 9th March, Hicks Building LT06 1pm - 2pm

Assessment Centres talk - 16th March, Hicks Building LT06 1pm - 2pm


Future Learn: How to succeed at Interviews
Get better at interviews with resources from the Careers Service
Events & workshops:
Interviews talk - 14th March, Arts Tower, LT08 1pm - 2pm

In-house support

We have a very supportive team in the Department who are willing to help you with any queries you have about placements, your employability and career.
Amy Woolley, PEER Manager
Sarah Payne, Careers Liasion Officer
Marcus Zientek, Careers Service Link Adviser
Pauline Narvas, Communications & External Engagement Assistant