Careers And Employability Service

We understand that university is a new, nervously exciting chapter in a student’s life. Your degree is not just an investment, it’s a steppingstone to achieving your dream career. Our Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to equipping students with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.

By studying with us, you benefit from our service being embedded in your curriculum, providing an extensive range of extra and co-curricular initiatives to enhance your employability and social entrepreneurship skills. Our unique Graduate Attributes Framework highlights the skills that employers tell us they are looking for in Graduates and forms the basis of our support. By using this model, we have created an employability offer that we believe will ensure that our Graduates will stand out from the crowd, are socially responsible, digitally proficient, and highly employable global citizens.

This gives you access to:

  • The Employability Plus Award
  • Career support tailored to your needs
  • Access to invaluable tools including practice interviews, self-assessments, industry led events and webinars, and personalised CV feedback through your course tailored Student Futures Portal
  • Real-world experience and teaching by academic staff, our Careers Development Consultants and guest speakers from inspiring industry leaders
  • Lifelong careers support for all UON alumni, with access to networking opportunities, recruitment fairs, and expert one-to-one advice
  • Employability Plus is unique to the University of Northampton and provides the opportunity to gain more than just a good degree. It incentivises, rewards, and recognises your investment in the Changemaker and Employability activities you take part in outside of your degree programme; supporting you to stand out from the crowd as a Northampton Graduate and become highly employable, digitally literate, global citizens of the future.

    Employability Plus is your employability award, designed to give you the best possible start in gaining the graduate career you dream of.

    To provide development relevant to your year of study, Employability Plus is offered in different levels and you will be guided through a series of activities, all designed to develop your employability skills alongside your academic skills while connecting you with local and global opportunities, training, experience, and a dedicated employability service.

    Access our award-winning Student Futures Portal​ for Employability Plus information, activities and to get started.

    We are so confident that our employability offer will enable you to achieve your ambitions and pursue the career path you want that achieving Employability Plus Gold is part of the qualifying criteria for the Northampton Employment Promise.

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