Careers and employability

Careers support

Student in lab

Throughout your time with us our dedicated Faculty Employability Team is here to support, guide and advise you. In addition to specialist face-to-face meetings, you’ll benefit from:

  • timetabled employability sessions
  • ongoing support to find internships and placements
  • presentations and workshops delivered by employers
  • Our School’s dedicated Employability Officer

Our Employability Team organises an annual Employability Fair specifically for the School of Food Science and Nutrition alongside the STEM Careers Fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet over 140 recruiters to gain an insight into graduate jobs and explore work experience and internship opportunities. Recruiters at last year’s event included, among others: Mars, Jacob Douwe Egberts, Nestlé, Unilever and Iceland.

You’ll also have access to the University’s Careers Centre, which is one of the largest in the country. Plus, you’ll be able to attend the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair.

Your personal tutor, who you’ll meet with regularly, will be involved with guiding your academic and personal development. Your personal tutor will encourage you to keep a personal and active record of all you have done and achieved. This will help you complete application forms and prepare for interviews.