The Careers Group, University of London

The Careers Group, University of London is one of the oldest and largest higher education careers services is the UK. It is comprised of campus-based careers services who provide a range of employability support to students and graduates of member institutions. It is recognised as a centre of excellence in relation to careers and employability support for HE students and graduates.

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The Careers Group at University of London

Founded in 1909, the Careers Group has been providing careers services to universities for over 100 years.

The group is a membership organisation consisting of a range of higher education careers services supported by a small central team within the University of London which includes the in-house Professional Development and Research Units.

The Careers Group exists to ensure that each member careers service is the best it can be strategically and operationally, benefitting fully from the collaborative activities of The Careers Group whilst also ensuring that it maximises its unique institutional offering. The group also strives to be a thought and practice leader within the sector, focused on evidence-based innovation within the employability landscape.

The Careers Group includes over 200 careers and employability professionals and employability consultants working across its member services. The majority of staff are based within the member institutions, providing expertise and experience to support undergraduates and postgraduates, research staff and recent graduates; liaising with graduate recruiters from all sectors; and working with academic and other staff to embed employability learning within the student experience.

The following university Careers Services are full members of The Careers Group:

  • City Careers Service
  • The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Goldsmiths Careers Service
  • King’s College London Careers & Employability
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Queen Mary Careers & Enterprise
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • St George’s University of London
  • St Mary’s University Careers Service
  • School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • SOAS Careers
  • UCL Careers

Professional Training, Staff Development & Research

The Careers Group's in-house Professional Development Unit offers a range of employability-focused webinars and training opportunities for careers professionals and graduate recruiters, ranging from sector updates to digests of current policy developments within the employability landscape. 

The Research Unit is dedicated to creating and disseminating research into current employability issues and conducting research to inform practice across the sector. If you are interested in finding out more about their current work or how you can commission them to carry out research for you, please contact Fiona Cobb, Research Coordinator 020 863 6063.

Advertise opportunities to our students

The Careers Group manages a vacancy board for employers to advertise opportunities suitable for students or recent graduates across our member institutions, enabling recruiters to target a large number of potential candidates simply and quickly.

If you are interested in advertising opportunities to students or graduates from our member institutions, whether they are temporary or permanent roles or internships, please contact our student opportunities and vacancies team.

Work for us

Some vacancies within The Careers Group are recruited centrally via the University of London, while others are recruited directly through member institution services. If you are interested in working with The Careers Group, you can visit the University’s vacancy listing or check out the job pages of relevant member institutions.

Contact us 

The Careers Group
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street