Finding work

Don't despair at newspaper headlines – proactive and prepared graduates are still successfully finding work.

These webpages provide a number of tools to help you find the job you want. If you’re not sure where to begin or would like to discuss your career options with one of our careers consultants, contact us.

This video shows an employer the Career Development Centre works closely with that regularly employs Westminster students. It's an insight into the company and how they work with us as well hearing the views of the Westminster students working there.

We recommend you begin your job hunt by taking the following steps.

Search for jobs on Engage

The Engage system has a wide range of opportunities for students and you will find information on full-time, part-time and vacation jobs as well as paid internships and voluntary opportunities. Set up your own searches and alerts to personalise your job hunt. - add it to your bookmarks

Come to our employer fairs

Employer events and company presentations are a great opportunity to meet employers face-to-face. They allow you to gain first-hand information about a specific company and the market it operates in, while selling yourself on a more informal basis.

Throughout the academic year, we organise a range of careers-related events on campus for both current students and recent graduates, including:

  • employer presentations and drop-in stalls
  • job-seeking skills workshops
  • workshops addressing diversity
  • mentoring schemes
  • information days
  • practice psychometric testing

Events organised outside the Career Development Centre may include careers information days, online recruitment events, recruitment fairs, selection days, company open days etc.

You can also search for job vacancies and register for events online through Engage. Keep an eye on Engage, our blog or Twitter feed for news about upcoming events. 

Visit our careers information rooms

There are information rooms at Cavendish House and Harrow which hold a wide range of job sector, postgraduate study and general labour market information. This is held in various formats including hard copy reference material, take-away literature and DVDs.

We also have PCs available for undertaking careers research, looking for vacancies, using online careers guidance programmes, writing CVs or completing online applications/aptitude tests.

View our opening hours at the Cavendish and Harrow campuses

Use your contacts

Get as many people as possible looking for jobs for you. Let previous employers and current contacts know that you're looking for work. Sign up with recruitment agencies relevant to your chosen field. Keep track of where your recruitment agent has sent your CV – try to ensure your CV isn’t sent twice to an organisation by different agencies.

LinkedIn is now the accepted way to network with professionals. Make sure your account is selling you in a positive way. Check our resources on digital literacy and discover how to make LinkedIn work for you.

Further info

Download our leaflets for specific information on finding work.