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About the Careers Service

The University of Cambridge Careers Service helps you to prepare for your future. Whether you are an undergrad, postgrad or postdoc, our team of experienced and impartial careers advisers are here to support you at Cambridge and beyond.

We’ll work with you from day one to explore options, connect with employers and navigate the complex job market – saving you time and maximising your employability prospects. Whether you have no idea what to do next, a few ideas or a definite plan, we offer plenty to help you take the next step: one-to-one guidance consultations; 14 careers fairs each year; an extensive programme of briefings and skill sessions; coordinated employer presentations; a free book on CVs and Applications; and a database of graduate-level job vacancies.


All Cambridge students, postdocs and alumni are encouraged to use Handshake, an innovative career development platform through which you can make use of the Careers Service and develop your career and network. The Careers Service has joined this platform to make working with us easier, quicker and even more effective.

Contact us

Our office is closed due to COVID-19 - there will not be any staff available to answer phone calls until further notice.

Please contact us via the methods below:

Where to find us (currently closed)

The Student Services Building can be accessed via Bene't Street or via the archway on Downing/Pembroke Street (next to the Zoology Building and the Shell Building). If you have a disability, please see our accessibility information.

Careers Service

Student Services Centre

New Museums Site

Bene’t Street




Working hours (remote contact)


Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm


Mon to Fri, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

Further information

Annual Report

History of the Careers Service