Work with us

The Careers Service’s mission is to attract employers and educate and resource students to enable them to make the best-informed career decisions. Working towards this shared goal is a team made up of 30 full time and part time staff, all based in one dedicated office building in Oxford at 56 Banbury Road

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    About the Careers Service

    Careers Service teams

    • The Student and Employer Administration and Information Team are the first point contact for students, organise the major careers fairs, and support employers who advertise jobs and events for Oxford students;
    • A team of careers advisers who offer one-to-one appointments with students and hold workshops and employability programmes;
    • The Internship Office team who secure exclusive internships for Oxford students and support them in making successful applications;
    • The IT Team, who support both students and Service staff with technical issues;
    • A Marketing Officer who focuses on services and event promotion, media creation, website management and student communications.

    Who we support

    The Careers Service at Oxford University, probably the oldest such service in the UK, serves over 26,500 Oxford-based clients; many hundreds of employers seeking to attract and recruit undergraduates, postgraduates, research staff and alumni; and the colleges, faculties and departments of the University.

    Our purpose

    The Careers Service’s priorities are 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.

    Student employability is central to the mission of the Careers Service. It is arguable that one of the key success measures for the Service is related to two measures in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), i.e., % employed, six months after leaving, in any or in graduate-level work However, since there are many inputs to this measure, we translate this to mean that the main role for the Service in this area is to provide students the opportunities to improve their employability.

    The University has built an innovative, entrepreneurial and client-focused Careers Service with very high levels of engagement with students and employers, attracted by added value services that are efficiently provided.

    Objectives

    In summary, the objectives of the Careers Service are to:

    • deliver service at the place of work (in College, Department, Faculty, home, office; on new and old media);
    • 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.

    The Careers Service is part of the UAS

    University Administration and Services (UAS) is the collective term for the central administrative departments of the University. UAS comprises structures to:

    • support the University’s core academic purposes of teaching, learning and research;
    • ensure the University can meet the requirements of government, funding bodies and other external agencies; and
    • facilitate the attainment of the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan.

    The offices of the UAS sections are spread across the city centre, with the main University Offices located in Wellington Square.

    Staff benefits

    People are the foundation of the University's success. Along with our commitment to attracting, recruiting and retaining the highest calibre of staff, we offer an attractive range of competitive benefits to all staff.

    Your happiness and wellbeing at work is important to us. We have a number of staff benefits including:

    • 38 days' annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and fixed closure days)
    • Generous pension schemes
    • Access to a wide range of learning and development programmes run by Oxford University People & Organisational Development.
    • Season travel ticket loans and discounts and Cycle to Work schemes
    • Free access to the Oxford colleges
    • ...and more
    Equality of opportunity

    Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

    Read more about the University of Oxford is commitment to Equality and Diversity.

    Contact

    We are always happy to chat with anyone interested in working with us. If you would like to arrange a visit or a call, please contact us on hello@careers.ox.ac.uk

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