Services for students
The Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) provides friendly and high quality guidance, information, careers education, work placement and recruitment services. The following information is a brief overview of the services that Brunel students and graduates can expect from us. A full version of this document outlines our services in more detail and a link is available at the bottom of this page.
Our aim is to support you in all aspects of your career, from finding part-time jobs to work placements and career planning. We do this via three teams – Job Shop, Placement and Careers. Each course has a specialist Careers Consultant and Placement and Internship Adviser who you can arrange an appointment with to discuss any aspect of your career planning or placement applications. Job Shop staff see students from all years and subjects.
Brunel graduates (within the last two years)
You may also access all our services unless you have gone on to study at another university. In this circumstance you will have access to the careers service of that institution and the continued use of our services will be provided at our discretion.
Brunel graduates of more than two years and graduates of other universities are welcome to use the resources in our Careers Library and on our website but due to demands on staff time it is not normally possible to see a Careers Consultant.
What can you expect of us?
We are committed to offering the best possible service. The information, advice and guidance you receive from us should be professional, high quality and accessible. All our staff belong to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and operate by its Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Practice as agreed with the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). PCC maintains normal office hours but you can access information 24/7 through our website.
If your hours of study or location make it difficult to visit us in person you can email us. We will respond to your email as soon as possible and at most within five working days. Every effort will be made to ensure that the information and advice we provide you with is accurate and up to date. However, any recommendations made should not be viewed as conclusive and we accept no responsibility for actions or decisions made on the basis of our suggestions. We advise you to follow up these recommendations as part of your own research. Our philosophy is to support you in all areas of your career planning but we expect you to take ownership and to in turn to use our services responsibly.
We are keen to ensure that our services meets your needs and welcome suggestions for improvements. Feedback can be given to us in person, online and via our suggestions box. We also have a system in place to respond to any complaints which is outlined in our Statement of Service.