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Welcome to Careers and Employability

The Employability Centre

The Employability Centre (former Jobshop) is a physical space located in the Student Service area and is part of Careers and Employability. We can help and support you throughout your studies, whether you are looking to find part-time employment, voluntary work, relevant work experience or graduate employment. Whatever your year of study it is never too early to start thinking about your career and our dedicated team of professional staff is here to help.

Part Time Work

Part Time

You can use the online vacancy system to explore some of the local possibilities to find temporary, part-time and vacation work, either to help you make ends meet whilst you're studying or to gain skills for your future career. Employers advertise jobs in our online vacancy system daily. You can also access sector specific employers lists in the Careers & Employability module of "The Hub" once you have matriculated.

Placements & Internships

work experience

Relevant experience related to your course is increasingly giving graduates a competitive advantage when applying for work. It can also help you make up your mind with the employment options you have with your degree. We advertise summer placements and summer internships online. You can also access other opportunities in the Careers & Employability module in"The Hub" once you have matriculated.

We also have a dedicated page for internships where exclusive opportunities are available for QMU students.

The World of Work

Each year we recruit a team of talented students to help us promote WOW and to encourage students to attend. Reporting to Careers and Employability, the team is responsible for devising and carrying out a marketing campaign to result in high attendance at all events. To find out more how to get involved click here

Employer Mentoring Programme

The Employer Mentoring programme offers third and fourth year students the opportunity to meet with an experienced professional who have relevant industry experience relating to each individual student’s course. Mentors will be willing to offer their support, advice and inside knowledge surrounding areas of interest and concern to students.
To find out more you can click here to view the Employer Mentoring page.



73% of employers would employ a candidate with volunteering experience over one without. We can support you with volunteering:
- Make an appointment with the Jobshop
- Find opportunities online.
- We also post opportunities in Facebook and Twitter

Summer Work

Summer Work sunflowers

You can never have too much experience. Now more than ever it’s important to start getting work-related experience from year one to gain an advantage in the labour market. The summer is the perfect time to do this. You can apply for summer opportunities as early as September. Opportunities available online and the Careers & Employability Centre in"The Hub"

Employability Advise and Jobs:

QMU students and graduates have access to our online vacancy system 24/7.
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We offer employability clinics the following days during the academic year to help you with your placement/internship, looking for suitable part time work, CVs, Application Forms and Mock interviews for part time work and work experience.

Tuesday: 10am to 12pm
Wednesday:10am to 12pm
Wednesday:2pm to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 4pm

If you wish to see the employability adviser outwith these hours or during the summer holidays please phone us or email us to make an appointment.


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You may have very clear ideas about what you want to do when you leave QMU; in fact, you may be training to enter a particular profession. On the other hand, you may be unsure or have no idea at all what you want to do after graduation. You may also be unaware of the options open to you. In either case careers advisers can help you.

The Careers Advisers offer three drop-in sessions every week during the semester for existing students and recent graduates.

For more information, or to make an appointment contact Juan Garcia:

(0131 474 0000

email employability

or by post to:
Juan Garcia
Queen Margaret University - Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University Drive
EH21 6UU

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