About the Careers+Placement team

Meet the team C+P

The Careers+Placements Team are like one big family – there’s a lot of us, and it’s hard to keep track of who’s who. So, we thought we’d provide a little overview for you, so that you can get to grips with exactly who we are.

Simply put, these are the teams within Careers+Placements:

  • Careers
  • Placements
  • International Projects
  • Student Marketing
  • Employer Engagement
  • Jobshop
  • Operations
  • C+P Associates

Collectively, we’re with you right from when you arrive as excited/terrified first years, to when you’re fully-fledged graduates looking to find your first graduate role, and everything in-between. We help you find your first part-time job, assist you in securing a totes amazeballs placement, check your CVs, practise interview skills with you, teach you how to network with employers, give you advice for going abroad, provide a shoulder to cry on if you don’t get the role you wanted, keep you motivated, and help you find your dream graduate job. It’s a rollercoaster, but one we’re glad to be on with you.

Here’s a look at exactly how each team can help you become the employable superstar you are:

Conquering Consultants

Meet the Careers Team

The Careers Consultants are a bunch of stellar individuals. They’ve got so much knowledge, we don’t even know where to begin. Essentially, they’re here to give you advice on anything to do with your career. Don’t know what the heck to do with your life? A Careers Consultant can help with that. Don’t know what on Earth gamification is? No worries, they can help with that too. They’ll check your CVs, do mock interviews, go over applications with you, have a look at your transferable skills and more.

If you’d like to have a chat with them (and quite frankly, we don’t know why you wouldn’t), you can book an appointment on Aston Futures.


Super Supporters

Meet the Placements Team

Ah, the Placements Team. Never has there been such a group of hardworking people.

They’re split into two sub-teams: 2nd year team, and 3P team.

2nd Year

Their mission in life is to help you find an incredible placement that will give you a year of real-life work experience and make your CV/LinkedIn account/covering letter stand out from everyone else’s. And, they’re super friendly. They’re dedicated to helping you, and will be with you every step of the way during your placement search. Just like the Careers Consultants, they’ll help make your CV the best thing since sliced bread, they’ll practise interviews, and they’ll help you with your applications. They get to know you and what makes you tick, and they do everything in their power to help you get the placement you want.

If you’d like to chat to a Placement Coordinator, book an appointment on Aston Futures.

3P

The 3P Placements Team are there for you whilst you’re out on placement. Their motto? Just like the Friends theme tune, ‘I’ll be there for youuuuu, when the rain starts to pour…’ Although hopefully the rain won’t pour while you’re on placement. Anyway, they’re dedicated to making sure you’re okay. They’re there if you’re experiencing any difficulties, or just want to tell us how much fun you’re having. 


 

Incredible Internationals

Meet the International Projects and Business Team

The International Projects Team work hard to help you secure memorable international experiences. Whether it be for Study abroad or work placements overseas, these guys have got you covered, and do their best to make your transition to international life as smooth as possible. Not only that, they also build relationships with study partners and employers to make sure there are always exciting opportunities for you to go abroad.


Marvellous-Marketeers-WEB

Meet the Student Marketing Team

In a nutshell, the Student Marketing Team organise things and tell you stuff. They send you newsletters which you’ll hopefully find in your inbox (they’re good, promise); they send you texts when events are coming up that you might be interested in; they organise events like the Business Fair, #FindYourPlacement, and Grad Jobs in the Midlands (to name a few!); they look after our social media channels, the website and the blog; and they run campaigns to raise awareness of things like early graduate deadlines and international placements. They basically do everything they can to keep you informed with our services and help you out. No need to thank them.


Extraordinary Engagers

Meet the Employer Engagement Team

Employer Engagement Team 

It’s thanks to these magnificent chaps and chapettes that we’re able to offer you placement opportunities and graduate roles. They work very closely with organisations from a range of sectors to secure roles for you, they look after Aston Futures (which of course, you all know about and check on the reg), and they run our in-house recruitment service, Talent Bank .


JobShoppers

Meet the Jobshop Team

The JobShop recently moved house and are now based right next to the C+P Centre – how exciting. Feel free to drop in and see these wonderful humans if you’d like to boost your CV with a part-time job or a volunteering role. Also, they sometimes have sweets – just sayin’.


Out of this world Operators

Meet the Operations Team

The Operations Team are the glue that hold the Careers+Placements team together. They make sure everything runs smoothly, just like butter on hot toast. They support the entire department, and we don’t know what we’d do without them. They’re the friendly people you first speak to when you arrive in the C+P Centre, they coordinate meetings, they help you with your queries, as well as lots more important behind-the-scenes stuff. They are marvellous. 

Meet our C+P Student Associates

Each year we recruit a team of students to be our C+P Associates. They help us out a LOT. They write content for the blog, they help us to brainstorm ideas for campaigns, they support with events, they film videos for you offering tips and tricks for finding a placement or a graduate job, they run Facebook Live sessions, they present at Open Days, they advise other students, they take part in focus groups, the list goes on!  

That’s us. Let’s hear from you. Find out how to contact us.