Your Careers Service

When you come to study with us, you receive in-depth advice and assistance with your career development. We want you to achieve your ambitions, make the most out of your experiences, develop your skills and to help you manage your future career.

What can you expect from your Careers Service?

Our Careers Service offers a wide range of support to help you throughout every step of your journey. We will ensure you are exposed to the best possible options for work-experience and career opportunities from your first year right through to graduation.

Many of our services can be tailored to suit your career path of choice. You can expect to receive bespoke support from our team, that reflects the style of interview and CV that is required for your route of choice.

The Careers Service offers the following services:

1-2-1 Appointments

Our Career Consultants are here to offer you career guidance face-to-face and virtually. These flexible appointments can take place throughout the day or in the evenings and are designed to fit around your studies. Each appointment is completely bespoke, to suit your needs and the sector you are interested in.

Appointments can cover the following:

  • Career planning
  • CV writing
  • Cover letter and application reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Enterprise activities
  • Psychometric test practices

Whilst you are studying with us, you will receive unlimited access to our online Careers Portal, QA Higher Education Careers Online, full of helpful resources including employer videos and practice psychometric tests.

We also put together a weekly newsletter, highlighting current job opportunities as well as on-campus workshops and events in your local area. Find out more about networking opportunities and employed-led events, alongside upcoming recruitment simulations, to help you prepare for assessment centres.

The Internship and Placement Service help you obtain industry-related work-experience, as well as paid work (subject to visa restrictions). Whether this is part of your Advance Practice Masters or to develop your employability skills outside of your studies, our team are on hand to offer you support and guidance with finding placements.

You can now access your online careers portal from any computer, tablet or via our new app!

Careers Online gives you 1-click access to all of your career resources, so you can develop your employability skills on the go. You can also use the app to book appointments, sign-up to events and receive work experience opportunities. Getting online is easy, just follow the steps below:

On your smartphone:
Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

On your computer or tablet:
Type the URL: qahecareersonline.careercentre.me into your browser and click ‘my profile’ to generate your code. Enter the code along with your username (email address) on the login page to access the content.

Meet the Team

Your Careers Team are on hand to help you throughout your career development journey, find out more about the team below.

Juliette Chase - Head of Careers

Juliette works alongside her team to provide careers and employability services across all campuses. Juliette has worked in various careers settings including at Roehampton University, where she set-up and ran the only faculty careers service in Law.

On joining QA Higher Education in 2017 her first job was to set-up the service and build the team. Juliette is responsible for strategic developments of the service but still loves to work with students and help them achieve their career ambitions; as her team will testify, nothing pleases Juliette more than finding a rogue comma in an application form or CV.

Anuja Basra

Anuja works to support and enhance the career journey for students across all campuses. Anuja developed a passion for helping students during her time as a Careers Advisor in secondary school. Since then, she joined QA Higher Education in 2018 as a Careers Officer and has since trained and developed her way up as a Manager; working daily to support her team to deliver career advice and guidance. You may find yourself in a 1-2-1 appointment with her, or even tuned in to one of her regular workshops.

When at home, Anuja is a sucker for a ‘killer documentary’ and can be found on the sofa binging her favourite shows on Netflix with a bowl of mixed salted and sweet popcorn at hand, trying to work out ‘who did it!’.

Cherrelle Palmer

Cherrelle is one of the Careers and Employability Officers for QA Higher Education. Cherrelle’s background began working with young offenders and supporting young people to assist them in Education, Training and Employment opportunities.

Cherrelle really enjoys guiding students to achieve their goals and finds it rewarding when students share their successes. Cherrelle enjoys a challenge and loves speaking with individuals to understand how she can help them to reach their future career plans.

Dimpy Patel

Dimpy is also a Careers and Employability Officer at QA Higher Education. Since 2011 Dimpy has worked across various education sectors including adult education, study-abroad and higher education. Dimpy has worked with students from the UK, Europe and international students and thoroughly enjoys educating on all things related to careers and employability.

Upon joining QA Higher Education in 2019, Dimpy has been supporting students with their career plans and search for employment; she pretty much sees CVs in her sleep!

Stella Charambous

Stella is currently leading the QA Higher Education work experience programs with supporting students securing internship opportunities and increasing employer engagement. IAG qualified and currently studying a master’s degree in that field, Stella has more than 6 years’ experience in Higher Education assisting students getting graduate-market ready.

You will always see her with a coffee in hand and networking with any given opportunity.

Tasmin Begum

Tasmin is an Internship Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing the development of internships. Her role consists of record keeping, to workflow scheduling and planning. Since joining QA Higher Education in 2018, she has worked across different teams from coordinating the planning to application and evaluation of postgraduate student recruitment activities.

At QA Higher Education, we believe that all students should have the chance to succeed and Tasmin strongly believes that successful students become successful adults and therefore she is very passionate about equipping students with the tools and resources needed to prepare for success!

Contact Us

Want to know more about the careers support available to you? Email the team on yourcareers@qa.com to book an appointment or drop into the Careers Service office when you are next on campus.

More information is available via Careers Online.

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