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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 recent graduates. 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.  All students and graduates (within 4 years) have an account created for them on Handshake.  This account will be setup with your with your personal email address as it is linked to your student account at the university.  Please check your student record to find out which email address the University has on record for you. 

Please log in to with your personal email address - You will not need to input your @herts details during any part of the log in process.  

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. Our services are currently operating remotely during our normal opening hours. We offer daily video and phone appointments with Careers Advisers. Please find out more by visiting our website:
LB416, College Lane