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Our service

We provide comprehensive careers advice, events and information services for current students, both in person and online, and for recent Birkbeck alumni. We can help you to:

  • find information on training opportunities and part time work
  • feel supported in your job search 
  • get career advice through our one-to-one advice and coaching sessions

More detailed information about our support is outlined below: 

Workshops

Online careers and employability support service

  • As a current Birkbeck student, you can access a wealth of rich content via our online careers and employability support service.
  • The service is designed to update you on all information related to careers and employability and also to enable you to register for updates on resources, including: strategic career action plans, online CV builder, free webinars, interview simulator exercises and tests, works skills and e-learning, industry reports and downloadable PDFs.

Students' Employability Space / Employability advisor

  • We are located in the Employability Space on the ground floor of the Student Central building in Malet St. This is just opposite Waterstones bookshop. 
  • Our Employability Advisor is also available for quick queries within the area. This can include having your CV reviewed for specific roles you may be applying for or to get advice on upcoming interviews. You can also find out about the other services and programmes we offer. We hope to see you there.
  • Opening hours: 
    • Term-time: Monday-Thursday, 2 to 6pm and Friday, 1 to 5pm 
    • Out of term: Monday-Thursday, 4 to 6pm and Friday, 3 to 5pm. 

One-to-one appointments

  • If you are a current Birkbeck student and would like to speak to someone to help you identify information, actions, and resources to help you further, you can book a one-to-one session with one of our Employability Consultants via the online careers portal. The careers portal is accessed via the Careers and Employability tile on My Birkbeck and you will find the booking system on the grey navigation bar at the top of your careers portal homepage. 
  • If you are a Birkbeck graduate and would like to book an appointment, you can do so by emailing
  • Appointments last 30 minutes and take place Monday to Friday depending on the availability of staff and slots.
  • You can also speak to one of our Careers Advisors in the Careers Space on the ground floor of Student Central on Malet Street about booking an appointment.

Get help finding work 

  • Whether you're looking for work to fit around your studies, or a role for when you graduate, we recommend signing up with Birkbeck Talent, an innovative recruitment service dedicated to matching your skills with internships and roles with London's top employers.

Additional support for PhD students

  • Birkbeck Careers and Employability provide a comprehensive service designed to offer support to all of our students, regardless of their level of study. This includes tailored workshops embedded in a number of courses. PhD students also have the chance to join our annual PhD student exclusive employability programme; this features during terms 2 and 3 and is bookable via our main events page.

Volunteering opportunities and experience

  • Volunteering abroad: Original Volunteers provides placements in developing countries which can be tailored to course and career preferences from subjects as diverse as management and business to geography and environment.
  • Business and management connections: Placements in Africa are available for those who would like to develop further their organisational, leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills in a developing country. Choose from working alongside our programme managers to help lead projects or help start and support local small enterprises.
  • Contact us for more information.