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Careers and Placements: Work, volunteering and career planning

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Who are we?

We are here to support you during and after your time at York by helping you to apply for jobs, get career ideas, find work experience and develop your skills.

We are open 10am to 5pm, Monday - Friday during semesters. Visit the Enquiry Desk any time with your quick questions. For more in-depth support, come to our daily drop-in between 11am and 1pm to sit down and speak to a member of our team (drop-in available during semesters only). Alternatively, send us a message right now on Handshake. Vacation opening times may vary. 

Wondering where to get started? Use the links below to browse our extensive careers resources or log in to Handshake, our careers platform, to search for events, jobs and opportunities. How to use Handshake

Message us

Log in to Handshake

How can we help you?

Whatever stage you're at - whether you know what you want to do or not - we can help. Start by looking at our online resources or have a chat with us.


Careers resources

  • Get career ideas
  • Find work experience
  • Search for jobs
  • CVs and interviews
  • Support for specific student groups

Whats on

Event schedule

  • Browse our upcoming events
  • Read frequently asked questions about our events programme

Talk to us


  • Drop-in
  • Careers advice appointments
  • Mock interviews
  • CV reviews

What's happening at the moment?

  • Career Essentials: Assessment centres this Wednesday, 29 Nov, 4pm. Many employers will invite you to an assessment centre as part of their recruitment process for internships, placement years and graduate jobs. Come along to find out what's involved and how to make sure you're well prepared.
  • Taught postgrads - Start thinking about next steps at the Life after a Masters Career Discovery afternoon, Wed 6 Dec.

Find us on campus

Find us on Campus West next to the Spring Lane building. During semesters we are open: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Vacation opening times may vary.

Got a quick question? Message us on Handshake


Careers and Placements, Harewood Way, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD.



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