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Become a Careers Consultant
If you enjoy building relationships, helping others learn more about themselves and their potential, thinking creatively and seek opportunities for training and progression, why not join our team of career consultants?
What do we do?
The working life of our careers consultants is varied and includes a range of activities such as delivering 1:1 careers support, creating and facilitating workshops and events, working with academic departments or getting involved in a whole range of collaborative project work.
How do we do it?
Each and every one of our careers consultants have, or are working towards a professional qualification. Our in house Professional Development Unit runs courses throughout the year aimed at increasing and improving careers knowledge, allowing our careers consultants to be the best that they can be.
Where would you work?
All of our careers consultants are allocated to one or more of our member institution’s on-site careers services. In practice this means that you might be working for two days per week in one Service and three days per week in another Service, for example. careers consultants must be willing to work in any of our member institutions and you can find out the locations of all of our member services.
Making a move into careers work without a qualification?
We value the diversity of our careers consultants’ previous careers experience and we employ people from a wide range of carer backgrounds. We are one of the only higher education careers services that will employ careers consultants without a professional qualification who we then train and support to complete a relevant professional qualification.
Professional development opportunities and support
Part of our mission is to ensure that our staff are experts in their field and that we are thought and practice leaders in the area of graduate employability. The Careers Group has its own in-house Professional Development Unit (PDU) which coordinates internal and external training and other professional development activities across the Group. Find out more about the PDU and the types of development opportunities we offer...
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Can you describe the environment of a careers service, and the colleagues that you work with?
"UCL Careers is a large service, with different teams working alongside the careers consultants. The employer engagement staff work with employers on a range of initiatives such as fairs, employer talks and placements for students and graduates. The information officers disseminate careers information both online and offline and we also have a communications manager who does all of our marketing. We frequently work on joint initiatives across the teams and it is a very collaborative atmosphere. UCL Careers is a sociable and buzzy place to work and everyone is very supportive."
Victoria Wade, Head of Education Consultancy
What would you say makes you feel most satisfied at work?
"I love the variety in my work – it ranges from one-to-one consultations, when I use guidance and coaching techniques, to workshops, project work in teams / individually, research and building relationships between the Careers and academics. Also working with professional and supportive colleagues is important and seeing impact of my work on clients (at least some of the time!) is very rewarding."
Jana Dankovicova, Careers consultant ucl careers