Welcome to the Careers and Student Employability Service
The Careers and Student Employability Service 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.
The Jobshop is a dedicated resource for Queen Margaret University students. We understand your needs and offer a free service to support you find and prepare for suitable employment while studying at QMU.
We offer the following:
Part Time Work
You can use the Jobshop to explore your 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 Resource Centre of "The Hub" once you have matriculated.
Placements & Internships
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 opportunties in the Careers Resource Centre of "The Hub" once you have matriculated.
We also have a dedicated page for internships where exclusive opportunities are available for QMU students.
The Employer Mentoring programme offers 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.
- Visit the jobshop on campus to browse current opportunities
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 Resource Centre of "The Hub"
Jobshop opening times:
QMU students have access to our online vacancy system 24/7.
Our campus notice board located on level one of the Academic Building is also available to browse jobs from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
We offer a drop-in service 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.
Monday: 9.30am to 12pm
Tuesday: 9.30 to 12pm and
13.30 to 16.30pm
Wednesday:13.30 to 16.30
Thursday: 14:00 to 16.30
If you wish to see Jobshop staff outwith these hours or during the summer holidays please phone us or email us to make an appointment.
Careers Advice, Information and Guidance
Youmay 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 per week during the semester for existing students and recent graduates to deal with brief enquiries.
For more information, or to make an appointment contact Juan Garcia:
(0131 474 0000
Ê 0131 474 0001
or by post to:
Queen Margaret University - Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University Drive
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