Graduate School

Careers support

Careers and Employability Service

All postgraduates are encouraged to think about their own professional development and career options throughout their studies.

We work closely with the Careers and Employability Service to help you to plan your career and give you the knowledge and techniques that will enable you to effectively present your skills, qualities and experiences to future employers.

You also have the opportunity to discuss your career ambitions in a 30 minute session with a careers advisor.


Researcher Development Training

The Graduate School provides a range of short training courses, both online and face to face, which help you as a postgraduate researcher to develop valuable transferrable skills, making you more attractive to potential employers. These courses form part of a programme designed specifically for researchers and are not suitable for taught postgraduate students.

To find out more about the courses on offer, please visit Central Short Courses.

Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service can help you research your career ideas, find job vacancies, make effective applications, and develop your skills. 

Support available through the Careers and Employability Service includes:

Specialist advice for PhD students and research staff

Clare Jones is the Careers Adviser for PhD students and is based at the Careers and Employability Service. Clare works closely with the Graduate School and Graduate Centres, delivering some of the training courses and providing guidance and support to postgraduate researchers on an individual basis.

Doctoral students can also book one to one career guidance discussions.

Nottingham University Business School

Doctoral students based in the Business School have their own bespoke service, visit the Business School's Careers pages for more information.

Placements and internships

Placements and internships can provide invaluable practical experience and are a great way to improve your employability.

Visit Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) to find out more.



The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400