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Application timescales for PGTs

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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.

 

A guide to application timescales for postgraduate taught students

October and November

Employment

Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN)

Flexible placement opportunities with regional companies. Vacancies advertised all year round.

Find out about PPN

Graduate training schemes

Structured programmes lasting one to three years with varying application deadlines. 

Find out about training schemes

Meet employers at recruitment fairs and presentations

Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC)

Short-term consultancy projects with local businesses or charities during February and March with applications opening in November.

Find out about NCC

Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award (NPAA)

Sign up for our employability award to showcase your extracurricular activities and skills. 

Find out about the NPAA

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?

74.4% of postgraduate taught students went into highly-skilled 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 one to three years

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

Find out more about KTP

Further study

  • Continue to apply for DTP and studentships 

Did you know?

10.9% of postgraduate taught students went onto further study*

 
 

May and June

Employment

Graduate direct entry/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

Employment

Nottingham Internship Scheme

Eight to 12-week graduate placements with local SMEs

  • Vacancies advertised
  • Various application deadlines

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!
 
 

*Graduate Outcomes 2019/20 published by HESA (June 2022), Full-time PGT respondents. Highly-skilled employment is classed as a role that has a SOC code of 1 to 3.

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