Giving you the Hartpury Advantage

The Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre helps our students to take control of their career development right from their first day at Hartpury.

This experienced team provides professional, work and skills-based courses, careers advice and guidance, employability and enterprise opportunities as well as enrichment activities and placement support.

The ‘Hartpury Advantage’ is about helping you to become the best you can be, not only within your academic study but by supporting you to develop experiences and skills that will ensure you stand out when entering the workplace.

The Hartpury staff team are here to encourage and advise you as you build your ‘Hartpury Advantage’ throughout your time with us.

We have excellent partnerships and networks with the industries we serve and academic staff who are also practitioners in their field of expertise.

The campus itself hosts professional and commercial activity in all of our key sectors, giving students valuable opportunities to get involved and see industry working first hand.

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Careers advice and support

The Innovation,Careers and Enterprise offer information, advice and guidance and workshops to support students with all aspects of their career goals.

Whether you want to enhance your employability skills, talk through career options, sharpen up your CV, write a covering letter or practice your interview skills, we can help.

Opportunities are sometimes available for part-time jobs on-site too and for volunteering at Hartpury or with charities and other organisations, helping students to build skills and enhance their employability. These are advertised through the Innovation, Careers and Enterprise centre and the Students’ Union.

Real world and work experience

Every university student is assigned a Placement Tutor to support and guide them and who acts as a central contact throughout their work placement.

The Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre holds a database of 3,000 local and national businesses offering work placement opportunities. Students can also come and meet the Placements team at any time.

Work placements vary in length from two weeks to a whole year out on placement. Students complete their placements at a variety of local, national and international places. We have on-site opportunities for Hartpury Students to work at the Equine Therapy Centre, the Equine Centre and with the Sports Academies.  In the past, students have worked in Summer Camps in the USA and on conservation projects in the Seychelles.

If you are interested in welcoming our students for work placements, take a look at our businesses page or email

Enterprise Launchpad

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise centre also specialises in supporting you to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindset. This development will help you to consider an alternative career path such as running your own business or just add more capability to your skillset.

We offer you 1:1 business advisor consultations in our dedicated business center located in the ICE. Here you will meet business professionals who will encourage you to explore your business ideas aswell as encouraging involvement in enterprise activities, projects, workshops and seminars.

Hartpury is the perfect place to start-up your business, and why wait until you have left to begin? ICE has an Enterprise Launchpad which is physical space available for you begin operating your business in combination with a host of eager external business contacts who are looking forward to working with students.

Each year we are developing a Yearly Enterprise Finals, where students with business ideas can pitch there idea to professionals, receive feedback and have the opportunity to win a kickstarter cash fund to begin your business in the Enterprise Launchpad.

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