Graduating in 2023

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If you're graduating in December or graduated in the summer, we're here to help. Whatever your situation, our advisers are available in person or online to offer their advice. You can use our service for as long as you need us.

We've come up with scenarios from students and staff with years of experience to guide you towards the right resources. Read the advice from our team and get in contact with us.

Not sure where to start?

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Autumn term events programme

Our events programme is open to graduates of the university as well as current students. Our programme includes a series of careers fairs with employers coming onto campus to talk to you about their graduate and internship opportunities. 

There are also in-person and online employer recruitment sessions, workshops on acing the recruitment process as well as job and sector events involving alumni and sector representatives.

Find out more about our events programme


I'm ready to start applying for jobs, where do I begin?

Understanding the skills and experience you bring to a role, knowing where to look for vacancies as well as practicing interview techniques and other application skills will be key to your success as an applicant.

Here are some things you can be doing now to help keep your career plans moving.

Find sources of vacancies

Support with making applications

Attend our sector insights or job-hunting workshops

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Find out about graduate jobs

Where do I look for vacancies?

1. MyCareer

The vacancies on MyCareer are from graduate recruiters targeting Nottingham students and graduates. Get the latest vacancies to your inbox every fortnight with Jobs by email.

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2. Jobs boards

Jobs boards are to recruitment what Ebay, Amazon and Etsy are to e-commerce. Employers use third party sites to reach thousands (if not millions) of candidates.

Discover jobs boards

3. Networking

While the prospect can be daunting, networking has huge potential to transform your career search by providing direct access to people in organisations that interest you.

More about networking


As a postgraduate student, what are my options?

During your studies you will have developed unique skills sought after by employers. The key is understanding those skills and the experience you offer as a postgraduate student.

Visit our making applications pages

Attend a workshop

Read our blog: I'm a Postgraduate Student and Worried About Getting a Job

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Advice for postgraduate taught students

I need some work experience, what are my options?

Find out the different ways to gain experience from exclusive opportunities for Nottingham students to schemes outside the UK. 

Read our blog: How to Approach your Search for Work Experience

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Go to our work experience pages

I'm not sure what I want to do next, where should I start?

You don't need to have everything figured out yet. Start by exploring the scenarios below and make use of the recommended resources and links to further information.

Unsure about what career you want?

Being uncertain about your future career isn't uncommon.

Start by using our resources below to help you identify potential areas of interest and then speak to us for advice.

Visit our choosing your career pages

Read our blog: Summer Term and I'm Still Not Sure What I'll Be Doing When I Finish Uni

Thinking about further study?

Further study can be a great way to develop your skills and expertise.

Hear from postgraduate students about why they decided to pursue further study and where it is leading them.

Visit our further study pages for advice

Read our blog: Postgraduate Study? - Four Ws to Consider

Want to take some time out?

Taking time out is a good opportunity to gain experience and develop your skills.

Use our links below to explore ideas about what you could do during a year out and how it could help your future career.

Explore our taking time out page for ideas

Read our blog: I Want to Take A Year Out After Graduation. What Will Employers Think?


What are my options as an international student?

There are now more options than ever for staying in the UK after graduation to find work. Follow our links below to find advice and resources to help you secure a job in the UK.

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How do I get a graduate job in the UK?
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How we support international students