Information for Oxford University Staff

Many feel well qualified to advise on academic careers but may have limited knowledge about non-academic careers.

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Here are some ways you can help:

  • Remind students of the Careers Service  and ask them to register their interests on the CareerConnect section of our website (such as where they want to work, what type of work, what languages they speak), and to use the site to look for vacancies.
  • Suggest the student contact a Careers Adviser for an appointment.  Students are welcome to book an appointment at any stage of their career thinking and planning.  Whether they have no idea what they want to do or whether they are quite clear but need help to write applications and so on - all are welcome.
  • Include a link to the Careers Service website in the faculty/college homepage and some information about us in student handbooks. Our website contains a wealth of information - everything from how to get started on careers through to job options and further study in alumni data bases students can also use LinkedIn where they will find a large group of Oxford University alumni.  
  • Involve the Careers Service in faculty, departmental or college activities – induction sessions or leavers fairs for example. All colleges and departments have a nominated Careers Adviser as a point of contact. Please contact us at for more information.
  • If students are about to graduate please remind them that they are able to access the Careers Service for life.

If you would like any further information about how to support your students please just let us know on

If you have a vacancy in your department or college, you can reach all the undergraduate, postgraduate and research staff on the password protected area of our website, CareerConnect. Advertising with us is:

  • Free
  • Accessible – it is easy for you to write and post the vacancy yourself (we can help too)
  • Flexible – vacancies can be for temporary and permanent work

If you have not posted a vacancy since September 2015, you’ll need to first register as an organisation on our site.

If you’re posting a vacancy for a department, then you may need to add the department information as well.

Log in using the link on the right hand side of this page; if you have any problems or if would like some advice, please contact our Student and Employer Engagement Team on 2-74663 or

Before engaging a casual worker please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the University’s policy on such engagements. More information can be found on the University's HR Support pages.   For appointments for a longer period please follow the guidance set out at Recruitment and Selection.

Information on pre employment checks such as immigration requirements, high level checks, letters of engagement, period of work, payroll, holiday entitlement and sickness pay for casual workers are also found on the HR Support pages.

Looking for more?

Check the CareerConnect platform for all our upcoming events and opportunities, book appointments, find jobs and internships, and more.

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