Bath Spa Careers are here to help you fulfil your potential and give you a head start in preparing for your future.

Helpful resources

Applications and interviews

Interviews are a crucial part of the recruitment process – for a placement, job, or a place on a postgraduate course. Their purpose is to give you a chance to demonstrate that your abilities and personality ‘match’ what they are looking for, and vice versa.

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Bath Spa Awards and BathSparks

Career direction

Choosing a career can seem overwhelming, but you're not alone. Career planning may seem daunting and can be time-consuming, so its important to give yourself the time to research. You need to plan ahead and feel able to make informed choices about your career direction.

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CVs and cover letters

Your CV is a marketing tool – promoting your skills, achievements, knowledge and experience. It's often the key to unlocking opportunities. If you're not going to sell yourself, who is?

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Disability and work

When thinking about employability, you may have concerns about how your disability could impact your future role or career plans. Here, we provide some helpful advice and guidance to help ease your worries.

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Freelancing and self employment

Freelance work brings both benefits and risks, so you need to be aware of these before you decide if self-employment is for you. Luckily, there are lots of useful resources to help you kickstart your business or creative project.

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Graduate opportunities and schemes

If you're looking for employment after graduation, you should look out for these three main types of opportunity:

  1. Graduate schemes
  2. Jobs
  3. Internships.

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Networking is a natural human element of cooperation at work, helping you to build relationships with people you know and those you don’t, in turn helping you create opportunities for one another. An opportunity could be a job, internship, industry event, a chance to work shadow, anything that gets you a step closer to where you want to be.

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Opportunities abroad

Many students and graduates choose to seek work-based opportunities abroad, be it casual, seasonal, placement or voluntary work. Heading abroad in any capacity requires careful consideration and research – you need to consider your reasons for going, decide on where to go and what to do, and prepare for and research other practical issues, too.

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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study offers a great opportunity to specialise in a certain sector and enhance your career. You may want to consider your options on courses or funding available to you. These resources offer an overview, as well as hints and tips to help you explore your options on courses, including techniques for effective applications.

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Teacher training

It can be difficult deciding what age group or subject to teach. The resources below can help with that confusion. We aim to help you consider the different routes you could take, and let you know about the funding available to you, but remember that different regions of the country will vary. You might also be considering teaching.

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Industry sector guides

Do you have a particular job sector in mind? Or would you just like to find out more about a range of industries to better inform your career thinking? Our industry sector guides can help you gain an insight into a range of areas.

Design, Creative Arts and Visual Communication

Education, Teaching and Working with Children

Fashion, Textiles, Buying and Merchandising, Retail Management

Food and Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition

Green Environment, Energy and Sustainability

Human Rights and International Development

Libraries, Information Services and Archives

Performing Arts - Acting, Dance, Drama, Music, Theatre

Public Sector, Civil Service, Local Authority and Politics

Our team can help you find graduate roles, further study and more. We'll guide you through applications, and can help with other aspects of your career development, too.

Appointments and access

If you're a current student, login to MyCareer to access appointments and resources, directing any queries to careers@bathspa.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can visit Steward’s Lodge, Newton Park (opposite the library bus stop).

If you're a graduate, please email graduateopps@bathspa.ac.uk with any careers and employability questions relating to the Graduate Outcomes survey.


Bath Spa Careers can't formally endorse external providers of information or opportunities, but we try to ensure all links are relevant. We can't take responsibility for the content of external sites and it is the user’s responsibility to verify all terms and conditions with any employer.

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