We know that UCEM students are passionate about their future careers and UCEM Careers Service is here to support you, as you build a fulfilling and satisfying career path and wider work life balance.

Our services reflect students’ priorities, including the focus on work with ethical employers and the growing interest and commitment to sustainability.

We understand that students need flexible and accessible careers education. We build employability skills into the curriculum and provide other careers focused support and resources for students to use flexibly.

Our service can be used by all current students. We work with our alumni too, for three years after graduation or leaving UCEM.

As champions of the built environment, we consult employers, industry partners and professional bodies to ensure that our careers resources are relevant and up to date. We work closely with our academic colleagues to enhance your learning experience

UCEM’s Careers Service is free, impartial and confidential. We take confidentiality and the collecting and storage of data seriously and have appropriate polices in place.

Regulation plays a key part in Higher Education provision and the Careers Service works within relevant legislation, regulation and quality standards, including the AGCAS Quality Standard and Matrix

How we work with you

We offer a range of services to students, including:

1:1 Careers Guidance

  • Confidential, impartial, non-judgemental time to discuss your career questions

Applications support

  • Including Interview skills training and practice, access to a psychometric testing proactive platform and assessment centre preparation

Careers Education

  • Resources and learning which enable students to understand the concepts of employability and increase their own employability by developing personal and business skills

CV review service

  • Resources on writing a stand out CV and covering letter with a review and feedback

Employer led events

  • These extra-curricular sessions include careers and recruitment or subject based topics

Job profiles

  • Find out more about different roles in the industry on our website

Learning resources and support on professional membership and accreditation

  • 95% of UCEM students want to be professionally accredited! We work with professional bodies and trainers to help you find the best route and make the most of your professional body

On line Careers Resources

  • Available 24/7 on Careers Connect and covering a wide range of topics

Targeted Mentoring programmes

  • Including country specific initiatives. If you are eligible for one of these, you will be contacted directly

UCEM “Careers Week”

  • An annual event bringing together employers, speakers and industry leaders

UCEM Job Shop

  • Industry focused vacancies, placements, insight weeks etc

How to access the Careers Service

  • Careers Connect is UCEM’s online digital Careers Education platform where students can access many of the services offered, including careers resources and information, CV reviews, or book on to an event or a 1:1 career guidance appointment.
  • Join us for our student orientation and “welcome week” sessions
  • Listen to our Careers podcasts with up-to-date news and industry speakers
  • Contact us by email at
  • Raise an enquiry of Student Central

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