Careers and employability

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Be your best

Your future career prospects are important, and we're here to help you prepare for the world of work. This year ARU ranked 5th in the country and top in our region for UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.

  • We'll help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs and work experience, or start a business. We'll also support you in developing key skills for the workplace.
  • Our Employability Service offers careers advice and organises events including CV help and company visits.
  • We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
  • If you've got a brilliant business idea, you can develop and test it through our virtual support hub. There's also the chance to win start-up funding in our annual Big Pitch competition.
  • There're loads of opportunities to gain experience through our student volunteering scheme.
  • ARU Temps can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies. You’ll have the opportunity to gain essential experience, develop your skills and earn while you learn.
  • And finally, you can learn a new language as part of our Anglia Language Programme – available to all ARU students.

Our careers and employability services

At ARU, we're dedicated to breaking down any existing barriers for our students – and preparing you to pursue a career you love.

+ Careers advice and preparation

+ Work experience and placements

+ Support for start-ups

+ Volunteering opportunities

+ Part-time work

+ Learn a new language

We're proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Originally established to encourage women's participation and career development in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), Athena SWAN now recognises representation, progression and success for all.

Employability and Careers Team

Our Employability and Careers team and our Placements Team are here to help you enhance your CV and stand out to employers. We hold lots of events and workshops (both online and on campus), and we can help you explore your career options. Email for information.


Considered a placement? It might be just what you need to learn new skills and gain experience. Visit our Placements page to find out more.

ARU Temps

ARU Temps will help you secure paid part-time work to fit around your studies. Gain essential experience, develop your skills and earn while you learn.

You’ll be able to register with ARU Temps, our university recruitment agency, to hear about part time work to fit around your studies. It’s simple to start searching and applying for roles – just register online. You can contact us on

Have any questions?

If you’re thinking about studying at ARU and have any questions about employability and careers, please email them to

Already a student?

You can contact the Employability and Careers team whether you’re on campus or studying from home. You can arrange to attend a virtual drop in, speak with us on the phone or send any questions about job applications and interviews to us by email

You’ll still be able to access the Career Centre 24/7 online at and you can also find out about our events and activities tailored to your course. If you can’t attend an event in person, we’ll have lots of online workshops and live events that you can join.

Our Placements Team offers online support and virtual meetings for anyone interested in placements and internships. Just email