University's Employability Service

Land your perfect job at university with MyCareer

Whether you're looking for a part-time job to fit alongside your studies or planning your career, the University's employability service is the place to go.

The University's Career and Employability Service has had a revamp to ensure it is supporting students at every step of the way. Not only does the service provide access to exclusive jobs for students and graduates, but it also provides support to help students land those roles.

Whether you're a new student or have used the service in the past, here are a few reasons why you should visit and check out all that the service has to offer.

1. There are thousands of exclusive job listings for students

Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect part-time job or looking for your first graduate job, the MyCareer jobs board has it all. With over 13,000 part time opportunities and 20,000 graduate opportunities posted each year, the platform has something for everyone and is really simple to use.

2. It’s easier to access than ever before

Students returning to Portsmouth might remember the service as Purple Door. Purple Door has now become the 'Careers and Employability Service' and the job search platform has received a refresh to become 'MyCareer'. The MyCareer platform is now much easier to use and ensures you only see the jobs that matter to you.

3. Safety comes first

Student safety comes first at the University, which means all companies and positions have to be are approved by the Careers and Employability Team before being listed on the MyCareer jobs board. 

The suitability and legitimacy of every company is assessed by the Careers and Employability Team to ensure students don't fall victim to scams or apply for inappropriate jobs. 

4. Here to help with all things ‘job’

Whatever stage you are in your student journey, the Careers and Employability Service is here to help, below are a number of the other ways the service supports students. 

Job fairs

  • The Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair takes place on the 10 October (11am to 3pm) at the Portsmouth Guildhall. A wide variety of employers are attending to promote both graduate and placement opportunities that are suitable for students from all degree disciplines.
  • The Volunteering Fair will be held on Wednesday 17 October (12pm to 3pm) in the Students Union Third Space. Volunteering provides an ideal opportunity to experience different career paths, meet new people, develop your skills, gain course-related experience and ensure you enter the job market competitively.   

Around campus you will be encouraged to download the Careers Fair Plus Apps for both events that will give you information on the exhibitors and live updates. Do remember that nothing beats meeting people face to face and talking to them about the opportunities, their experience and gaining information on recruitment processes to get ahead of the competition!

Employment support

The service offers CV support and mock interviews to ensure students feel confident when applying for jobs and attending interviews.

Career advice

Unsure of the career path you want to take post-uni? Come and talk to one of the career advisers at the service, they might give you a few ideas of things you haven't considered before. 

Where do I start?

Register with MyCareer

All students should be introduced to MyCareers through their course inductions. It is recommended that you login and enter your preferences before using the system. If you have used PurpleDoor before, you will also need to login and update your preferences.

If you are trying to log in and find yourself struggling, visit the Careers and Employability Service for support. There will also be live demonstrations on the platform taking place in the Careers and Employability Service, located under the James Watson Halls on Guildhall Walk, from Monday the 17th until Friday the 28th of September. 

Not all new students will be added to the MyCareers system just yet, if you try to set yourself up on the system and find that you can't, please email

Follow UoP Careers and Employability on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with everything the service has going on throughout the year. 

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