Find a Job
At Bucks we want to help you make the most of your potential and take the next step in your career.
Whether you’re just starting out on your job hunt and you’d like some help with planning your next move; or you want some advice on how to craft a CV or covering letter that gets results, we’re here for you.
We don’t just help with employment after you finish at Bucks, we’ve got lots of advice and support if you’re looking for part-time or voluntary work while you’re at uni too.
If you ever need job-related advice or support, just get in touch. We’re here to help.
To make your career search as effective as possible, it’s worth starting with a plan of action. Once you know what types of opportunities you’re looking for and what skills and experience you want to develop, then you can really hit the ground running. We can help you identify your skills and formulate an effective career plan.
Volunteering while you’re studying can help you learn some new skills that could come in very useful in your chosen career. Find out about some of the opportunities that are out there right now on our Students’ Union website .
Work experience opportunities
Having some work experience on your CV can really help you stand out from the other candidates when you’re applying for jobs. We’ve created a couple of videos on how to get work experience , and how to prepare for it. You can find work experience opportunities through our Bucks Temps service (visit BucksTemps.bucks.ac.uk.).
It’s also worth talking to your faculty and tutors about work experience in your sector – either through formal placements or more ad-hoc internships they might be able to help with through their industry contacts.
If you'd like to earn a little extra cash, or you’re hoping to gain some work experience that could be useful for your subject, there’s plenty of part-time work available with businesses in High Wycombe and Uxbridge. Contact Bucks Temps for details of vacancies and take a look at our careers service Twitter feed for opportunities advertised on there, too.
If you’ve just graduated or you’re in your final year, you’ll probably be looking for full-time work. Be prepared for your job search to take up a lot of your time. Start by identifying the type of work and sectors you are interested in and make use of a range a of different job search tools. Our careers and employability service can give you lots of useful advice, so contact them to talk through your next move.
The most successful job applications are the ones that are targeted exactly to the position you’re applying for. By tweaking your application each time, you can show that you really understand the role and the organisation you’re hoping to join.
Your CV is your shop window. It shows potential employers all your strengths and skills, and should give them lots of reasons why they might want to employ you. We’ve put together a handy video on how to write powerful CVs.
Whether you need a covering letter with your CV depends on the type of role you’re applying for. And if you do need one, it’s worth taking time over. It could help you stand out from the competition and show a potential employer that you understand the role and their company.
Application forms are a handy way for employers and recruiters to ask all candidates the same questions and see how they respond. Here’s a video on how to complete application forms that you should find useful.
Find out how to prepare for interviews to make sure you give it your best shot on the day. Our careers and employability service can give you lots of advice and suggestions to help you when you’re face to face with your potential employer. From making a good impression, to body language, and following up after the interview, we’ll help you through the whole interview process – to increase your chances of landing that dream job.