Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Postgraduate year


Students on taught or research masters programmes

Students on taught or research masters programmes may need to act very quickly at the start of their course to meet the recruitment deadlines for graduate programmes. Most of these deadlines will be set around the undergraduate timelines. As most masters courses finish in September with graduation in December, you will need to apply during the early part of your course if you want to begin work as soon as you complete your course.

However, some employers may have later start dates. If you are applying for a specific job you should start to apply for suitable vacancies nearer to the time when you will be available to start work.

PhD students

You will have a very varied pattern of completion dates, please visit our dedicated pages for PhD students to access specific information on career options and when and how to make applications.

Autumn term


Our career events

Our recruitment fairs


  • UCAS applications for medicine and veterinary science close mid October
  • Large accountancy firms, investment banks and other commercial employers have early closing dates between October and December
  • Civil Service Fast Stream deadline is the end of October

Spring term


Our career events

  • Open days for research degrees
  • Employer assessment centres and interviews


  • CPE/ Diploma in Law closing date beginning of February
  • NHS Clinical Sciences deadline February

Summer term


Our recruitment and careers fairs

Don't forget you can still use our services as an alumnus of the University. For more information please contact us by email, phone or drop into our office.

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