Careers support


Not sure what to do next? Looking for a job? Want to continue studying to the next level? Do you need to update your CV, prepare for an interview, or just need some support to get you moving forward?

The UHI Careers and Employability Team have recently launched Handshake, an exciting and dynamic online career development platform and mobile app that connects UHI graduates to employers right here in the Highlands and Islands, but also across the UK and beyond, helping you secure your dream job.

Handshake integrates the services of the UHI Careers and Employability Team so you can continue to arrange individual appointments, book onto interesting national and international events, and take part in activities designed to help you manage your career.  It also enables you to connect directly with employers to help you find jobs with the top organisations, and they can easily find and reach out to you on the platform too.

To start your graduate career journey, download the Handshake app or visit Handshake. Once you have joined the Handshake community, please take a little time to set up your profile and preferences to ensure you make the most of this platform.

For further information and resources to support you, please email the UHI Careers and Employability team or visit their web pages.

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Our services, via the Handshake platform, include:

  • Personalised careers and employability advice and coaching
  • Various self-help career resources
  • CV and application form feedback and mock interviews
  • Jobs, graduate placements, internships, voluntary opportunities
  • A variety of career development workshops and events offered across the UHI locations and beyond
  • Careers and employability information