Careers and Employability Service
Postgraduate researchers

Exploring your skills and career options

These pages will help you to recognise and value the wide range of competencies and skills PhD researchers acquire and develop.

You can also start to explore the broad career routes on offer and begin to plan your post PhD career.

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What researchers have to offer

Analyse the skills you've developed and how these might be valued by employers

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PGR pathways

Learn about your broad career options within and outside academia

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Career development

Your guide to the stages of career development and how to research jobs



Careers and Employability Service

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