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Postgraduate year

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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.

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.

 

A guide to application timescales for postgraduate taught students

October and November

Employment

Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN)

Part-time up to 200 hours over 3 to 5 months or full-time 3month placement

  • Register your interest
  • Vacancies advertised all year round

PPN website

Graduate training schemes

Structured programmes lasting 1 to 3 years

  • Start to explore opportunities - three broad deadlines
    • Early - often October and November
    • Varies by function– check websites
    • All year round – early applications advised

Find out about graduate training schemes

Further study

Start your research into PhD topics

  • Begin, or continue, to explore research areas that interest you
  • No common application dates

Professional training courses

These lead to a qualification to practice,for example teaching, medicine and law

  • Some early deadlines - seek advice

Talk to a careers adviser

 

December and January

Employment

  • Continue to explore work placements through Postgraduate Placements Nottingham and opportunities on graduate training schemes

Did you know?

83% of postgraduate taught students went into employment*

Further study

Doctoral training programmes

Collaborative funded opportunities at centres of excellence

  • Explore the vacancies
  • Application deadlines stated on vacancies

Jobs.ac.uk

DTP vacancies at Nottingham

PhD studentships

Funded opportunities for one-off projects

  • Applications open
  • Application deadlines stated on vacancies

Jobs.ac.uk

Vacancies at Nottingham 

 

February

Employment

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

A three-way partnership between a graduate, university and employer for 1 to 3 years

  • Start to explore vacancies on offer
  • Application deadline stated on vacancies

KTP national website

KTP at Nottingham

Further study

  • Continue to apply for DTP and studentships 

Did you know?

13% of postgraduate taught students went onto further study*

 

May to June

Employment

Graduate/experienced hire roles

Direct entry for roles advertised when a vacancy arises

  • Start to explore sources of vacancies
  • Application deadline stated on vacancies

Find out more about direct entry route

Further study

PhD studentships

Funded opportunities for one-off projects

  • Applications open
  • Application deadlines stated on vacancies

Jobs.ac.uk

Vacancies at Nottingham 

 

 

August onwards

Employment

Nottingham Internship Scheme

8 to 12 week graduate placements with local SMEs

  • Vacancies advertised
  • Application deadlines in September and October

Nottingham Internship Scheme

Don't forget as an alumni of the University, you can access our services for life!

Further study

Don't forget as an alumni of the University, you can access our services for life!

 

 

 

 

* UK full-time postgraduate students 2016/17 

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