“Employability” is a term used to describe the skills, qualities and accomplishments that make individuals more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen career. You may choose a specific profession, self-employment, research or an academic career.
Employability is becoming increasingly important within higher education to ensure graduates are prepared for their future careers.
The Library is not just there to support you in gaining your degree.
It's never too early to start thinking about your career!
The Library has a wide range of books and e-books to support you from writing a successful CV, completing your job application to useful tips on interview preparation.
Take a look at a few examples of the titles available in the Library...
They do this in many ways including:
Take a look Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences students. Here you will find information and useful links when looking for work experience and graduate jobs.
The Careers Service provides an excellent and supportive service which empowers individual students and graduates to realise their aspirations, make informed life choices and achieve their potential.
The Careers Service web pages provides support from choosing a career, sourcing work experience, finding and applying for jobs to being work ready.
Support is available for
You can visit the Careers Service - the office is located next door to the Student Union Shop on Penglais Campus.
Opening hours are:
Monday - Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Closed between 1.00pm – 2.00 pm
General contact details:
Search and find career related books by using our library catalogue, Primo.
Here are some examples of titles:
Visit the Prospects website: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
The UK's biggest graduate careers website with more than 2.3 million monthly browsers.
They help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities.
Annual reports from over 5000 companies worldwide.
To access data for a UK charity for pre-interview/job application.
Provides financial data and key information for registered charities in England and Wales.
A free, online database holding all the public information on UK companies concerning their finances and the appointment of secretaries and directors.
The University has access to IBISWorld, which has a collection of forecasts and analysis of over 3,300 industries across the globe.