Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre

Take control of your career development

Our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre (ICE) helps our students from their first day at Hartpury.

The experienced, knowledgeable and qualified ICE team provides careers advice and guidance, embedded Knowledge, Attributes, Skills and Experience (KASE) workshops, employability and enterprise opportunities as well as enrichment activities and placement support.

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.

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Throughout our proud history, Hartpury has encouraged its students to actively gain employability skills and has held graduate attributes at its heart.

Our students are highly employable; 97% of our graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity within 15 months (Graduate Outcomes, 2022). They recognise the value in what they do, and are able to make positive contributions to society. Our experienced and qualified Careers Consultants support students throughout their studies with group and 1:1 career, education information, advice and guidance.

These sessions equip students with the abilities and knowledge to map their future, building up their career and life credentials and evidencing them, to ensure they are day-one-ready for their dream career.

Real-world and work experience

We hold a database of 3,000 local and national businesses offering work placement opportunities. Voluntary charity and part-time on-site working opportunities are sometimes available too. Every Hartpury University student is assigned a Placement Tutor, who acts as a central contact throughout any work placements. Students can also meet with our placements team at any time.

Student experience

Our student experience has the above attributes integrated throughout the student journey. We deliver distinctive and transformative opportunities, embedded in both our curricula and approaches.

These attributes will be promoted by and for our people: the students, staff and industry and community connections, which make the Hartpury University experience unique.

We design complementary opportunities for our students through social, volunteering and optional learning activities that support them in making a real impact within their community and gaining experience. These real experiences support our graduates to recognise how they can make a positive contribution to society, now and in the future.

Enterprise launchpad

ICE also specialises in supporting students to develop entrepreneurial skills, supporting them to consider an alternative career path, such as running their own business.

Hartpury offers 1:1 business advisor consultations in our dedicated business centre, located in ICE. Here students take part in enterprise activities, projects, workshops and seminars, in addition to meeting professionals who'll encourage them to explore their ideas.

One of the activities we are most proud of is our yearly Enterprise Finals. Students with business ideas can pitch their ideas to a panel of professionals. As part of this, they'll receive feedback, mentoring opportunities and have the opportunity to win a cash reward to begin their business in the Enterprise Launchpad.

For more information, please contact us.

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