Careers service

The Royal Agricultural University Careers Service offers guidance and career advice to students and graduates.

RAU graduates are regularly recruited by some of the world’s leading organisations.

The University offers fantastic career and employment opportunities. This can be attributed in part to the strong industry links we maintain. Potential employers are encouraged to engage as guest speakers, hosts for trips and visits, as well as joining us for our Career Fairs and being placement providers. This ensures that our students receive up-to-date knowledge whilst making valuable contacts with industry employers.

All our courses incorporate a placement element of varying length from 70 hours to a full year, enabling students to gain vital experience of the workplace and become familiar with all stages of the recruitment process.

An extra advantage for our graduates is the support of our alumni. A powerful network of over 14,000 former students positioned across the globe, they are always keen to help graduates achieve career success.

A comprehensive careers advice service ensures that a consistently high number of RAU graduates go on to enjoy success in their specialist area of study, and make a significant contribution to a wide range of professions internationally.

Careers support includes:

  • One-to-one guidance meetings (in person or online) with our Careers Adviser
  • Access to a wide range of job vacancies via the University’s job portal
  • An email careers service offering advice on specific queries and a CV checking service
  • Skills training sessions focusing on CV writing, LinkedIn profile preparing and interview skills
  • Support in applying for and securing a work placement
  • Annual Careers Fairs, panel events and other employer-led presentations open to all students

It is never too early to start thinking about where you want your course to take you. So make sure you speak to your personal tutor at the beginning of the year to start building your career plan. 

Contact us

For further information about the Careers Services available to students, please contact a member of the Careers Team. Email:

Student jobs portal

Our Jobs Portal provides current students with a jobs board for casual, part-time, graduate, volunteering and placement opportunities. We are constantly updating our portal, to ensure our students have access to the latest opportunities.

Available to current RAU students, please click to access through Gateway (Student Job Search). For any queries, please contact the Careers team on

Employers: advertise a vacancy to our students

The Careers Service at the Royal Agricultural University is always keen to have contact with potential graduate and/or placement employers, and other organisations who can support our students in their employability journey. We can help you make contact with our students, graduates, academic staff and management.

For any queries, please contact the Careers team on

Our range of services for employers includes:

  • Advertising vacancies for graduates, placements, part time or casual jobs, vacation work and volunteering opportunities; please forward job details including start date, how to apply and a closing date for applications if available plus your company logo if you would like us to use one
  • Opportunities to make presentations to students and courses
  • Attending one of our annual Graduate Careers Fairs (subject to places available)
  • Opportunities to involve students in project work or to research an issue to the potential benefit of both employer and student

Please contact

The Careers Service, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS