About Us

Established in 1892, the Oxford University Careers Service is probably the oldest such service in the UK. The Careers Service is part of the University Administration and Services (UAS) and supports all Oxford students, researchers, and alumni.

The aim of the Careers Service is to attract employers and educate and resource students to enable them to navigate the complex jobs market and make informed career decisions. Working towards this shared goal is are our full time and part time staff, all based at the Careers Service building at 56 Banbury Road in Oxford. 

Who we are


Careers Advisers

Careers advisers offer one-to-one appointments with students and run workshops and employability programmes.

Co-Heads of Careers Team

Administration and Information team

Departmental Administrator

  • Leanne Carveth


  • Stacey Phillington, Finance Officer


The IT team supports both students and Careers Service staff with technical issues.

  • Alex Cadoux-Hudson, IT Manager
  • Sophie McNamara, IT Officer

Facilities Assistant 

  • Andrew Tritton



  • Corina Lacurezeanu, Marketing and Design Officer


  • Maurice McCartney
  • Jonathan Smith

Student and Employer Engagement team (SEET)

The first point of contact for students and employers.

  • Oliver Sampson, Head of Employer Engagement
  • Keren Ivens, Student and Employer Engagement Team Manager
  • Debra Popperwell, Student and Employer Events Leader
  • Helen Huggins, Welcome Officer
  • Fiona Sinclair, Student and Employer Engagement Team Assistant - Vacancies and Projects
  • Karina Iljina, Student and Employer Engagement Team Officer
  • Sam Williams, Student and Employer Engagement Team Assistant

Internship Office 

The Internship Office team secures exclusive internships and supports students in the application process.

  • Dr Fiona Whitehouse, Head of the Internship Office
  • Paloma Campos Da Silva, Summer Internship Programme Manager
  • Aifsha Butt, Micro-Internship Programme Manager
  • Dr Joseph Thorne, Crankstart Internship and Mentoring Programme Manager
  • Katie Hickman, Crankstart Internships and Careers Mentoring Programme Assistant
  • Alice Gable, Crankstart Internships and Careers Mentoring Programme Assistant
  • Katie Fletcher, Promentor Programme Administrator
  • Sarah Kumari, Apprentice Internship Office Assistant
  • Georgia Kogel, Apprentice Internship Office Assistant

What we do

The Careers Service’s purpose is to help applicants and employers to make the best, most informed decisions to their mutual benefit. Part of this involves preparing students to apply for and to secure employment – whether it is internship/work experience or full-time permanent posts.

Our objectives are to:

  • deliver services online and in person at the Careers Service building, in Colleges, Departments, and Faculties;
  • proactively network with all stakeholders;
  • provide highly valued skills and experiences to support employability;
  • enable recruiters to engage easily with the best job seekers (be they undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers or alumni) be nimble and responsive to embrace continual change.

Whom to contact

General queries

If you have any general enquiries, please contact us on hello@careers.ox.ac.uk


If you would like to get involved with any of our internship programmes, or discuss internships, you can contact the Internship Office on:

Skills programmes

For enquiries on The Oxford Strategy Challenge (TOSCA) or the The Student Consultancy (TSC), contact us on courses@careers.ox.ac.uk


If you are looking to promote your organisation at Oxford University or join the Employer Engagement Network, contact us on recruiters@careers.ox.ac.uk

Careers fairs

If you would like to book a stand at an Oxford University careers fair or have any queries regarding an upcoming careers fair, contact us on fairs@careers.ox.ac.uk 

Advertise in the Oxford Guide to Careers

If you would like to place a full-page, half-page or quarter-page advert in the Oxford Guide to Careers, contact us on guide@careers.ox.ac.uk

Host a presentation or event at Oxford

The Student and Employer Engagement Team operates a booking system for organisations wishing to hold an event at Oxford. To request a date for your presentation/event please email presentations@careers.ox.ac.uk