Mission Statement | The Careers Service Mission Statement – Oxford University Careers Service
Oxford logo
Our vision & mission

Our vision

Our vision is to be commonly regarded as one of the best university careers services in the world.

Our mission

The Careers Service’s mission is to attract, educate and resource students and employers, to enable them to make the best-informed career decisions.

Our objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Work together with Colleges, Departments, Faculties and the University to raise clients’ awareness of and engagement with the Careers Service
  • Provide relevant careers information and services to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the most timely and effective way
  • Attract and enable organisations to promote opportunities effectively and make contact with the most appropriate students
  • Work with alumni for life, providing access to careers advice and engaging them to mentor students and offer internships
  • Implement leading systems and streamlined procedures within a responsive, skilled and motivated organisation to achieve these tasks, including monitoring our performance

We are commited to:

  • Providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere
  • Being free, trusted and impartial
  • Fostering innovation and continuous improvement in the range and quality of the services we provide
  • Treating users of the Service and each other with fairness, respect and consideration
  • Providing client-focused, impartial, objective, transparent, accessible and, so far as it concerns  individuals, confidential careers education, information and guidance
  • Operating within the terms of the AGCAS and the National Union of Students (NUS) agreed statement  ‘Best Practice in Graduate Recruitment’
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity, in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice, including the University’s Integrated Equal Opportunities Policy

Our evidence

We regularly survey our clients – students, alumni, employers – to assess our current performance and demand for our services. We use the results to develop new programmes and adjust how we deploy our resources. We are pleased to share the summary reports with all participants and attach them here for you to read as well.

This information was last updated on 13 March 2017.
Loading... Please wait
Recent blogs about Mission Statement

Intelligence Officer Development Programme with MI5: Open now

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on July 10, 2017.

We’ve noticed that the MI5 Intelligence Officer Development Programme is currently open for applications (closes 24 July): the starting salary is £30,490. This is just one of a number of opportunities currently advertised on the MI5 Current Job Openings – including positions for linguists, finance and in procurement.

The Intelligence Officer Development Programme is open to all degree disciplines (minimum 2:2 requirement) for born or naturalised British citizens, over 18 years of age and who have normally lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. Full details of how to apply are online: see IODP Ref 1161. The following is taken from the advertisement:

The Development Programme

Our Intelligence Officer Development Programme will help you to develop the skills you need to lead investigations in MI5, whilst you work in roles which directly support investigations. On this structured development programme, you could spend your first two years in roles such as:

  • Digital Intelligence – where you’ll further investigations by analysing and assessing information gained through interception.
  • Warrantry – a vital role that involves preparing warrants, ensuring they meet the appropriate legislative criteria before they’re sent to the Home Secretary for approval.
  • Legal Casework – this role could involve delivering and maintaining disruptive actions against key subjects of interest, which have a significant impact on their ability to engage in activities of national security concern.

Heritage: ‘Moving, teaching, inspiring’ series

Posted on behalf of TORCH and the National Trust. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on June 23, 2017.

The Humanities Division at Oxford has developed an exciting relationship with the National Trust, culminating in the Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership. To celebrate this close collaboration, the TORCH/National Trust interdisciplinary lecture series explores and interrogates the many challenges and opportunities facing the higher education and heritage sectors in the 21st century, from caring for collections and landscapes, to gaining support through brand and marketing.

The lecture series offers a fantastic introduction to the strategic challenges and opportunities faced by the heritage sector and insights from the most senior levels into the strategies developed and implemented to achieve a sustainable, relevant and vibrant heritage sector that is reaching and engaging new audiences and influencing society and policy alike.

Videos of the first five lectures and Q&A discussions featuring leading speakers from both the National Trust and our University are now online on Oxford’s Podcast webpages.

  • History, Vision, Ambition
  • Land, Outdoors, Nature
  • Our Collections and Their Audiences
  • Heritage as Business
  • Supporting our Causes
This page displays current related blog posts. If none display, you can still stay up-to-date with our newsletter sent regularly to all Oxford students.

Older posts can be found in our archive of past blogs.