Careers and Employability Service
Services and advice for alumni

How we can help

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As an alumnus of the university, you have lifelong access to our services.

We can help you:   

  • find inspiration if you're unsure about your next steps
  • search for vacancies
  • make a successful application

Your next step

To book an appointment, a place on an event, search for vacancies and use our subscription services:

Go to MyCareer

I would highly recommend using the Careers and Employability Service at Nottingham. The advisers are able to give you tips and insights that most of the other people going for the same job won’t have access to.

How to talk to an adviser and access exclusive online resources

Talk to a careers adviser

Are you unsure about your next steps after graduation? Are you currently working but want a change but aren't sure how to go about it? 

Do you need advice on your CV, covering letter or how to prepare for an interview or assessment centre? 

We're here to help. Our expert advice will help you work things out wherever you are in the world – just get in touch and we’ll start the conversation. 

Careers appointments

We offer one-to-one careers appointments online through Microsoft Teams, Skype and by phone. Please book an appointment by logging into MyCareer. If you can't log in to MyCareer, email us or give us a call on 0115 951 3680 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and we can talk you through it.

If you are unsure about using Microsoft Teams, Skype or by phone, please take a look at our guide. Please note, that if you are using your personal email, we will need to set up an MS Teams meeting for the appointment. Please check your email for the meeting request.

Business School postgraduates

Careers support for alumni of MBA, MSc and PhD programmes is provided by the Business School's Postgraduate Careers team. Appointments can be booked through MyCareer or you can contact the team by:


Online careers information

In addition to all the information on this website and our current students' website (still relevant if you have graduated recently), you can also access exclusive online resources free of charge. For example:


How to search for vacancies targeted at Nottingham graduates

Employers love Nottingham graduates, and advertise hundreds of graduate opportunities on our exclusive online jobs board. The vacancies on MyCareer cover 30 job areas including:

  • Advertising, marketing, PR
  • Engineering
  • Government, education, public sector and charities 
  • Healthcare, science and technology
  • Law, management, consulting and finance
  • Media and publishing

You can also sign up for Jobs by email to get a selection of the latest vacancies direct to your inbox. 

For a list of job boards and recruitment agencies, visit our vacancies page. If you can't find what you're looking for, visit our career path pages for specialist sources and talk to an adviser.


How to connect with employers and enhance your job-hunting skills

You are welcome to attend our events and recruitment fairs on campus or online.

Throughout the year we offer a comprehensive events programme including:

  • Finding opportunities and making applications  - identify where to look for vacancies and enhance your job-hunting skills such as interview skills 
  • Job and sector insights -  get the inside story from professionals working in a wide range of sectors 
  • Employer recruitment events - find out about job opportunities with employers
  • Recruitment fairs - meet employers from business and engineering to science and the public sector at our sector fairs
Find out what's on offer and how to book your place on our events pages.

How the Alumni Relations team can support you

Whether you're looking for professional skills and insights or personal motivation and inspiration, your alumni experience ‘Connected we thrive’ is here to help you grow who and what you know.

Our inspirational webinars and seminars offer unique insight from leading alumni and university academics on a range of practical topics.

You’ll also be invited to exclusive alumni events, both in-person and digitally, across the world. We’re also here to help you stay connected with the rest of your global alumni community.

Find out how the alumni team can help you.

I loved my time at the University of Nottingham and I gained great skills while getting good career advice. In the summer after graduating I secured a training contract which I will commence in a year’s time, and I don’t think I would be at this stage now without the skills I gained during my degree or the advice I was given by the Careers team.
Faculty of Arts graduate 



Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679