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Getting started with the Careers and Employment Service

This is the University of Hertfordshire's careers service; we provide information, guidance and advice to you to increase your employment prospects as soon as you start at the university.

The Careers and Employment Service is available to all of our current students and graduates (within 4-years). Our services can be accessed both in person and online.

Where do I start?           

Log into the Careers and Employment website, giving you access to our full range of resources including our interactive Handshake community which provides live vacancies, access to careers and enterprise appointments, employer events, and more. 

Handshake allows you to search for jobs, including internships, placements and part-time opportunities. We have many organisations registered on Handshake with jobs that are open to apply to now. With Handshake you can also book appointments to get your CV checked.

My Career Plan - you may have just started your time at the University of Hertfordshire, but if you start early the actions you take now can help you find a job after you graduate. Undertake e-learning programmes on Career Planning to help you improve your chances of getting the job you want by understanding, developing and harnessing your employability skills and attributes. 

Getting onto Handshake

Students and Graduates at the University of Hertfordshire
Students and graduates do not need to register for Handshake. The University has created an account for every University of Hertfordshire student and graduate (within 4 years) which is linked to their student account at the University. To access your account, please follow these instructions.

University of Hertfordshire Staff Members
Staff members are not automatically created an account on Handshake. All staff members can request an account by registering on Handshake with their @herts email address. Staff members can get in contact with our Career Adviser team for additonal support in exploring resources for their students. Please email

Contact Us

Careers and Employment

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The Careers and Employment Service is open to all of our current students and graduate for up to four years after their course ends. We offer daily video, phone, and in-person appointments with Careers Advisers. Appointments are available on both College Lane in the Hutton Hub and on de Havilland in the Enterprise Hub. Please find out more by visiting our website: Contact the Careers and Employment team instantly with Live Chat on the Careers and Employment website. To start a conversation with the team, visit the homepage and click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
LB416, College Lane