How we support staff at Imperial

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 The Careers Service and in particular its Careers Consultants and Placement and Internship Advisers work with academics - including Departmental Careers Adviser, Director of Undergraduate Studies, MSc Course Leaders and Senior Tutors, to ensure that all students receive be-spoke Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIG) relevant to the stage they’re at. We also work with the Graduate Schools and the Staff Development Unit to provide support to research students and staff.

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Services for Imperial academic staff

The Careers Service and in particular its Careers Consultants and Placement and Internship Advisers work with academic staff - including Departmental Careers Adviser, Director of Undergraduate Studies, MSc Course Leaders and Senior Tutors, to ensure that all students receive be-spoke Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIG) relevant to the stage they’re at. We also work with the Graduate Schools and the Staff Development Unit to provide support to research students and staff.

support for academics

  • The QAA Code of Practice on CEIG outlines best practice for the delivery of careers education, information and guidance.
  • Each department has a  Departmental Careers Adviser, usually an academic, who liaises with one of the Careers Consultants to organise the programme of CEIG for undergraduates, delivered mainly through talks to students, within the department.
  • Careers Consultants organise a series of talks and workshops in collaboration with Departmental Careers Advisers.
  • We are in regular contact with employers who target Imperial students and staff can advise students as well as colleagues about recent trends in graduate and postgraduate recruitment. Careers Service staff contribute actively to key national professional networks.
  • Annually, the Careers Service conducts the official survey for destinations of Imperial graduates (DLHE), and this is carried out using guidelines and standard documentation from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This standardised destination survey is carried out by all UK Higher Education institutions at the same time.
  • We assist at College Open Days and Outreach events, dealing with careers-related queries and giving talks.
  • All Careers Consultants are qualified to use and interpret MBTI and run MBTI workshops to help students increase their self-awareness. We also enables students to prepare for psychometric tests by providing timed online tests with feedback on the website.
  • We are happy to offer advice to academics who are writing references for students.

Your feedback on our services is valued

We welcome your views and ideas about developing the service we offer to you and your students. Please tell us what you think about the services we offer/make suggestions via our comments & feedback pages.

Services for Imperial Postdocs

  • Confidential one to one discussions

    These may be used for interview practice, preparing CVs and applications, working out careers ideas and strategy for achieving the next stage in your professional life, or for any topic you wish to discuss. See how to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant.

    Please note: Postdocs are limited to two one to one discussions per academic year.

  • Career Development Courses

    Courses covering planning your career in and outside academia, preparing for interviews for academia and outside are available during the year. Full details of these courses and how to book are given on the Postdoc Development Centre web pages.

  • Careers Events

    The Careers Service organises a number of activities throughout the year: for example: science and engineering fairs, careers talks, employer presentations. See Careers events

  • Vacancies and Employer Information

    See the section on Careers, occupations and job sectors. The Careers Service also provides an extensive hard copy careers library in the Careers Service information room.

    Additional help and support can be found via the Vitae website

Services for Imperial staff

The Careers Service does not normally offer careers guidance to College staff apart from Post Docs or to Imperial Alumni  within three years of graduation.

You may find sections of the Service’s website useful for career planning as we have a wide range of information on occupations and the application process for employment or further education.  We also have extensive resources in our Careers Information Room that are available to staff.  Please note, however, that this material is to assist new or recent graduates rather than those who are more advanced in their career path.  

Some support with personal and career management is available through Organisational and Staff Development:

  • Learning and Career Management Learning and career management is a range of provision which is open to all staff and encourages personal awareness and reflection; facilitating the best use of all learning and development activities, and helping staff plan for the future.
  • Imperial College Coaching Coaching is offered as an additional support to development for College staff, helping them think through their options in relation to a range of situations they may be facing in the workplace.