Careers Support

Our dedicated careers team offer free, impartial advice and guidance for your future career. We support students and graduates of the University of Winchester wherever they are on their career journey. We are proud to offer Careers Advice for life, so are here whenever you need us!



How the Careers and Opportunities Team can help you

We can help you to:

  • Explore different graduate career and study options
  • Access up-to-date careers information and resources
  • Search and apply for employment, work experience and postgraduate study
  • Make strong job applications and write a professional CV
  • Communicate the value of your skills and achievements to employers
  • Learn new interview skills, including how to succeed at assessment centres
  • Consider where to look for placements and how to engage with volunteering in the charity / not-for-profit sector.

There are a variety of ways that you can choose to engage with our service and access support and advice, from browsing our online resources, to booking a one-to-one appointment to speak in more detail with a member of the team.

CareerConnect, our online jobs and opportunities platform

Register to CareerConnect, our online jobs and opportunities platform, to access all our resources. 

Through CareerConnect, you can: 

  • Find and apply for work, student jobs, internships, placements, graduate schemes and volunteering 
  • Book one-to-one appointments with our Faculty Employability Advisers (online or in-person)
  • Book one-to-one appointments with our Placement Co-ordinators, to help you find and apply to placement opportunities
  • Follow companies and watch as they post vacancies 
  • Set up job alerts 
  • Attend employability-related events and workshops  
  • Explore the advice and resources sections and build your skills 

The Team also arranges a variety of events and talks with employers and organisations, from on-campus recruitment events to face-to-face presentations, lectures and webinars. These are listed in the Events section on CareerConnect.  

Find part-time work at university

Undertaking part-time work during your studies will not only support your bank balance, but it will also enhance your commercial awareness and provide evidence for your CV to help you stand out in the recruitment process.  

  • Read our guide to Finding Part-Time Work. 
  • When usingCareerConnect,set your preferences so that you receive daily alerts for all the new part-time jobs as they come in. 
  • Apply to work on the University campus, in roles like Student Helper, Casual Library Staff, or Student Ambassador. Find these roles on CareerConnect. 
  • Look out for work at the Student Union, advertised through theStudent Union Website. They offer a range of roles including Shop Assistant, Bar Assistant, Front of House and Shop Supervisor. 
  • Search on known job recruitment sites likeReed,Indeed,TotaljobsandWinchester-jobs. Use their filters to specify the location you want. 
  • Register withConnect2Hampshireto find part-time County Council roles in cleaning, catering, health and social care, and support work. 
  • Look on the jobs section of online newspapers like the Hampshire Chronicle orDaily Echo. Other local papers can be found onNews Media UK. 

Find a placement, internships or volunteering whilst at university

It is important to gain a breadth of experience while at university to ensure you gain additional skills and the commercial and community awareness to enhance your future options. 

A placement, internship or volunteering opportunity can be a great way to do this, and we can help you find one. Here are some of our top tips: 

  • Talk to the University’s Placements and Volunteering Teams to find out more about opportunities that are on offer, and how to contact organisations.  


To contact the Placements Team, email For more information on volunteering, email or follow the Volunteering Team's related social media profiles – they’re @_UoWvolunteers on X and @_uowvolunteers on Instagram. If you’d like a more in-depth conversation placements or volunteering, you can book a one-to-one appointment using CareerConnect.  

In 2023, the University moved into the top 10 in the UK for the percentage of students going into employment or further study. The latest figures show that 92.8% of 2021 graduates progressed to one or both of these paths within 15 months of graduating – this is the eighth best result in the country, and the fourth best among English universities. 

Business startup support

The University of Winchester Startup Team are here for all your entrepreneurial needs, from networking activities to workshops. For more information, you can email 

Considering your options

Whether you have an idea for what you’ll do when you graduate, or you’re not sure where to begin, we are here to support you every step of the way. 

To make informed decisions about your future path, try to be flexible and gain as much information as possible to assist you:

  • Take time to research. There are plenty of great websites, full of insight into jobs and occupational areas. You can use these to discover key trends, observe what is going on locally, nationally and globally, and understand which roles are expanding or declining. Many of these websites – listed by category/industry - can be found in our Graduate Job Search Guide. 
  • Listen to employers. Attend webinars, employer events or presentations and talk to those doing jobs you are interested in. LinkedIn is a powerful tool for connecting with organisations and knowing when an employer is recruiting. 
  • Gain experience. Whether you are an early career graduate or further along, aim to build this through shadowing, volunteering, or a placement. 
  • Complete an online careers questionnaire to generate ideas, such as Career Planner on Prospects. 
  • Discuss your plans, perhaps with someone a few years ahead of you in their career path, a friend in a job that interests you, or one of our team. 

Professional Mentoring

In your final year of study, you may have the chance to be linked to a mentor in the world of work through our Professional Mentoring Programme. This helps mentees develop the understanding and skills required to enter the graduate labour market through the opportunity to work with someone – a ‘professional friend’ - who can provide insight and tips by sharing experiences and knowledge from industry. It emphasises how the University of Winchester firmly champions mentoring and recognises its value to students and professionals alike. 

For more information about our mentoring programme, contact

Consider postgraduate and further study

The Careers and Opportunities Team can support you in exploring options for further study, choosing a course, and writing a personal statement. Read our Postgraduate and Further Study guide and book an appointment with a member of the Team for more help and information. 

Our academic departments, centres and institutes offer a range of study options within the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Further details on advertised courses at the University of Winchester can be found here. 


Life After University

As a graduate of the University of Winchester you have access to Careers Advice for Life, and we have a huge range of resources to support you as you move forward on your career journey. Click here to find out more.

Get In Touch

If you would like to get in touch, you can contact us by email at, or by phone on 01962 827310. If you have any more general enquiries, you can email Student Support at

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Get in touch with our Careers Team

If you would like to discuss your career or further study options, get in touch with our team today.

Tel: +44 (0)1962 827310