For new members of the University and their partners and families
**If you have a visa, this may place restrictions on where and when you can work. Read through the government website for guidance, or contact the Staff Immigration Team if you need advice.**
Partners of University staff and students may attend public workshops and events at the Careers Service. Please enquire via the Welcome Service or the Newcomers' Club for booking details.
You can access lots of useful resources via the Careers Service website or by subscribing to the Careers Service blog.
The Opportunities in Oxford group of the Newcomers' Club provides support and advice for those who are looking for work, considering volunteering, or are interested in career planning or personal development. At the meetings, invited speakers focus on career-related topics such as how to write job applications, prepare for interviews, manage career change, and understand cultural differences in the workplace.
The University is one of the largest employers in the area, employing over 10,000 staff. Search the jobs pages for current vacancies. You can find out about professional and managerial roles in the Professional Services section. See the How to Apply pages for step-by-step instructions and tips on submitting an application.
The University runs its own Temporary Staffing Service, sourcing skilled support and technical temporary staff for short or fixed periods of time. Once you have registered with the service, you will be kept up to date about any vacancies which match your skills and experience. This can be an excellent stepping stone to a more permanent role, either within the University or elsewhere.
If you are thinking of starting your own business, the Said Business School runs a popular evening lecture series on 'Building a Business'. The course costs £200, with a certificate issued on completion. Podcasts of the lectures can be viewed for free on iTunes, YouTube and the University's own podcast site.
Oxfordshire is home to many world-class business organisations and Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) offer free advice and information on successfully starting and running a business through a network of expert volunteers. In addition, their Innovation Support for Business program can link you up with 'Network Navigators', specialist advisers from fields as diverse as media and publishing, advanced engineering and social enterprise, who provide industry-specific guidance and make introductions to other businesses and experts within the same field. The OBS also connect new and small businesses with UK and EU government grant and voucher schemes, venture capital, traditional bank finance, angel investors and crowdfunding.
Enterprising Oxford centralises all the information available regarding entrepreneurship in Oxford. You can sign up to their newsletter to receive notification of relevant events.
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