Careers support for staff

We work with school staff to support employability initiatives and to support your students in their career and professional journeys

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Get support for your students

The Careers Service exists to empower our students and graduates to develop their potential and make confident, informed steps towards their future.

Refer a student to the Careers Service

We provide an impartial and professionally qualified Careers Service for all University students and graduates, including postgraduates and PhD.

If you’d like to discuss a referral, please contact us or the student can make contact with us directly through our Ask a careers adviser.

Our services

  • Careers advice, including helping students to make career decisions and explore career options.
  • CV, application, and interview advice.
  • Help to search for part-time and graduate jobs.
  • Help to make the most of their time at university and enhance their employability skills.
  • Access to the online or face-to-face employer and Careers Service led workshops and events.
  • Access to an annual programme of careers fairs.
  • Advice on volunteering, work experience, gap years.
  • Tailor-made careers information for subject areas.
  • A range of credit-bearing careers modules.
  • Graduate destinations data (available to staff in the University Management Information Portal).
  • Employer relationship building with our dedicated Employer Engagement Team.

Embedding Employability in your Curriculum

The importance of the employability of all our students is embedded within the University strategy and translated into action through the Curriculum Design Principles

The Careers Service is here to support you with embedding employability into your curriculums with specific focus on Skills Awareness/Articulation, Work-Related Learning and support with Transitions after graduation:

Stage 1: Explore

  • Understand yourself
  • Develop skills

Stage 2: Develop

  • Experiential learning
  • Opportunity awareness

Stage 3: Connect

  • Take action
  • Decide, apply, transition

We will work with you in a consultative manner to ensure that all stages of the employability curriculum design principles are fully embedded into your programmes.  Contact us or get in touch with your careers adviser to discuss your ideas further.

If you are considering adding a work-related learning or work-based learning element to your programme we will work with you to ensure a consistently high quality experience for all involved.  Use the Placement Toolkit as a guide but please get in touch for specialist support. 

Host a student/graduate or hire an intern

Do you have a project or opportunity that would suit one of our students or graduates and give them an opportunity to develop valuable work experience and skills?

Contact our Employer Team to discuss ways we can support you.

You might wish to consider employing a temporary member of staff through Dundee University Temporary Employees .  DUTE can support you with filling vacancies of up to six months in duration. 

Career development for staff

Whether you’re considering a career change, exploring ideas and options, or looking for advice on how to secure your next position, the University Careers Service is here to support all staff as well as students. We can offer bookable one-to-one careers guidance appointments and online e-guidance. Access our booking system and services or contact us on

You can browse training courses and explore self-directed development opportunities within the University through Talent and Development