Careers and Employability

The Careers and employability Service aims to empower students and graduates to fulfil their employment and career related needs. 

Who can use Careers and Employability   

  • Current and prospective students of Southampton Solent University (SSU)
  • SSU Graduates have a lifetime commitment from the service.
  • Graduates from other higher education institutions for up to two years after graduation.

What we offer

The Careers and Employability Service offer information, advice and guidance to assist you at every stage of your career planning, from those of you who have 'no idea what to do next', to 'I've got an interview, help!' 

Browse our website for the full range of services offered. If you are looking for employment you can search for vacancies using Jobshop Online| which is updated daily.

Our Statement of Service| outlines our commitment to offering effective advice and guidance to all our customers.

Career planning in a recession  

Looking for employment and deciding on your next steps are challenging decisions at any time and even more so in a recession.   You will need to show employers you are flexible, resilient and determined.   Our top tips include:

  • Use the Careers and Employability Service.
  • Have a plan A, B and C.
  • Make sure your CV, application and interview techniques are the best they can be.
  • Don’t forget the hidden job market, many jobs are never advertised.


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