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employability & volunteering

Making the most of your time at University, and after!

No matter what year you're in, it is important to be thinking of your future career goals and how your time and experience within the Union, the University and the wider community can contribute to your future- making you more employable! Your Students' Union offers a range of ways for you to boost your employability, from training and acquiring useful skills in our retail/catering outlets, getting involved with our Environmental projects or running a society.  There's lots of initiatives to get involved in.  

The University also has a wonderful Careers & Employability Service, which you now have life-long membership of from the day you enrol.  They are there every step of your journey whether you are exploring and developing your career goals or ready to compete in the job market. 

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You can sign up for Careers on Canvas- the Careers & Employability's online module, packed with interactive tools and e-learning content. Information is categorised by the phases 'Explore', ‘Develop’, and 'Compete' to help you get the right information at the right time to suit your career planning.

My Stirling Award

The My Stirling Award is an innovative skills award programme developed by the Careers and Employability Service. The award is designed to recognise your extra-curricular activities and achievements. Gaining the My Stirling Award will give you an edge in the competitive graduate jobs market, as employers look for graduates who have made the most of opportunities at university and developed a wide range of skills and attributes. 

Find out more and sign up here

Why Volunteer?

Don't just take our word for it, check out this video of 2 of our recent graduates who got involved in so much amazing stuff during their time at Stirling! 

Finding opportunities

Lookings for part-time, work-experience, volunteering or internship opportunities?  The best way to find these is by registering on Stirling's TARGETconnect platform.  Looking for international opportunities? There is a wealth of guidance on working abroad available from Careers on Canvas

COVID- 19 update 

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has caused much distruption to our daily lives and for many, many students their employment.  The Careers Service have compiled a list of jobs on Canvas which are currently recruiting.  If you would like to volunteer during this time, you can register (specifically for Stirling) on the Stirling Council webpage or nationally on the Scottish Government 'Ready Scotland' site

Please ensure that you are following government guidelines at all times when volunteering in order to keep yourself and the communities safe.