Hired is the place to visit for all things related to Careers, Placements and Employability for both students and alumni of University College Birmingham. Specialist and qualified staff are on hand to help you recognise and build the skills needed to be successful in the world of work. To find out more, visit them in the hired@UCB suite on the 7th floor of Summer Row or email hired@ucb.ac.uk.

Success Stories

As a young foreign graduate in the UK it was difficult to know how to start my job seeking journey. Fortunately, Sara Chan made this process easier in reviewing my CVs and cover letter, preparing interviews and giving me personalised advice. I feel that the Hired department is often underestimated and not enough students are aware of its existence. Nevertheless, it provides free help and support, even 5 years after finishing our studies which is really encouraging for young professionals.” - Amandine Nguidjol

 I was disorganised and sought help from Hired just before the Chivaz Brothers application deadline closed, they made time for me and supported me to improve my CV to give me the best possible chance. My CV application led to being invited to go to an assessment centre and interview. Hired spent a lot of time with me preparing me for the assessment centre and interview going above and beyond what I expected. The support Hired gave me was fantastic and I would not have got onto this graduate scheme without their help.” - Dominic Joseph Fitzgerald 

"I think that without the help of my Employability Tutor Cherry I would have just given up on finding a good placement. Cherry gave me ideas and helped me approach different places. I ended up being accepted at two spas in Birmingham. I now work part-time for Malmaison as a result of my placement”. - Julija Vasiljeva



Hired Connect

Hired Connect is your careers employability portal! 

You can find part-time work or your future career through the job search option, whilst also using the employability support materials to help you with your CV, Cover Letter and Applications. You can also register for upcoming school specific and careers events. If you would like 1-2-1 support you can book an appointment to see a careers advisor

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