Whether you’re looking for a graduate career, interested in further study or would like to start your own business, Careers & Enterprise is here to support you from day one.
We support current students and Durham graduates through a wide range of in-person and online services including:
- 1:1 appointments with our Careers Advisers
- Employer events and activities
- Work experience programmes
- Business start-up advice and support
- Access to online information and digital tools
We are here to help you to make career plans and take the next steps towards getting where you want to be. This can include exploring your career options, learning about different roles, developing your skills, gaining work experience, making applications, or even starting your own business. It doesn’t matter if you have no idea about the direction you want to go in, or have a specific career in mind already, we’re here to provide you with guidance, advice, and information. You can read more about the services and support we offer on our website.
We offer tailored support and activity for students from diverse backgrounds – find out more on our Supporting Diverse Needs web page.
Current students and Durham graduates can access a wide range of information resources and practical career tools on CV writing, interview preparation, finding a job, career sectors and much more on our e-learning platform. We also have a series of DU Equality and Diversity Guides, covering topics such as:
- Disability Support and Disclosure
- Identifying Diversity Friendly and Inclusive Employers
- Reasonable Adjustments in Recruitment and Employment
Current students can access additional information on our Careers & Enterprise Hub.
Students and graduates can also log-on to CareersConnect to book careers appointments, sign up for events and search for graduate jobs, work experience and part-time jobs.
We have a dedicated area of our website for prospective students.
We run a supportive and friendly careers programme, Enabling Opportunities, for students from under-represented groups, including those with a disability (of any kind). This bespoke programme aims to support you to develop your confidence and employability skills, which will be beneficial when you apply for jobs in the future. Through the programme, you’ll benefit from in-depth support in a group environment, where we’ll spend time understanding the needs and career ambitions of the group.
Enabling Opportunities involves a series of workshops, tailored one to one mentoring and coaching, and expert led information sessions. The programme runs annually, starting in Michaelmas (term 1). Current students can find out more about the programme and how to apply at: Enabling Opportunities – Widening participation in work experience.
Infinity: Internship Programme for Autistic Students
Careers & Enterprise work in collaboration with Disability Support to run the Infinity internship programme, for autistic students. The aim of the programme is to give autistic students access to high quality, meaningful, and paid internships, in host organisations that have had training and support to meet their needs. Examples of previous internships include software/app development, customer intelligence, museums and heritage, marketing, management consultancy and HR.
You don’t need to have a formal autism diagnosis to be eligible – you will be offered a meeting with the team to discuss your eligibility.
The above programmes are subject to funding and may change each year.
Durham University students and graduates can access 1:1 support from our Careers Advisers. We offer in-person and online appointments. Current students can book a 20-minute Careers Appointment on CareersConnect. These appointments are useful if you have specific questions or would like support with an application or interview. We also offer 45-minute Guidance Appointments for longer or multiple queries and for students with a disability. To book a Guidance Appointment, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Current students can find out more about our appointments and how to book in our Quick Start Guide.
Get in touch
Our service operating hours are Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. You can visit us at the Careers & Enterprise Centre, located on the ground floor of the Palatine Centre, opposite Disability Support, between 10.00am to 4.00pm.
If you have any queries about our services or support, you can email us at email@example.com or call us on 0191 3341437.