Full-time & graduate jobs
Graduate job vacancies
Our UW online jobs portal is no longer available. Please bear with us while we transition to our new online vacancy system. In the meantime, please see our jobs bulletins for local and national graduate jobs.
Local Graduate Jobs Bulletin
Our Local Graduate Jobs bulletin is updated on a weekly basis, highlighting a selection of local graduate job vacancies, as well as the websites where they are advertised. The bulletin can be downloaded from this page or hard copies of the bulletin are also available from the careers area in firstpoint and in the Charles Hastings Building on City Campus. We also promote each update using social media.
National Graduate Schemes Bulletin
We produce a quarterly bulletin of a selection of graduate scheme opportunities across the UK. The bulletin can be downloaded from this page or hard copies of the bulletin are also available from the careers area in firstpoint. We also promote each update using social media.
We promote the online jobs portal vacancies, the Local Graduate Jobs bulletin and other vacancies sent through to us via our Facebook and Twitter sites. Like and follow us and help our network grow!
Noticeboards on campus
We also take a selection of jobs from our jobs portal and display them on our jobs board in firstpoint.
Aside from vacancies promoted by Careers and Employability, here are some of the methods you can use to search and apply for graduate jobs:
- The advertised route: Identify the most relevant papers, professional journals and online sites. Act promptly but be selective - quality applications rather than quantity
- The hidden job market: Research companies and the sector in detail, look out for problems you can solve and target your cover letter / CV.
- Online jobsearch: Research the most appropriate sites including smaller niche sites. Criteria selection and keyword searches can be used to narrow down your search. The following websites may display vacancies in your chosen area:
- Fish4jobs - jobs in particular geographical areas
- Glassdoor - job vacancies alongside company reviews and advice written by employees
- jobs.ac.uk - job opportunities at universities and in higher education
- Local Government Jobs - job opportunities in local authorities
- Milkround - regional and national graduate jobs
- NHS jobs - National Health Service vacancies
- Prospects - regional and national graduate jobs
- TargetJobs - regional and national graduate jobs
- WMJobs - public sector vacancies in the West Midlands
- Recruitment agencies: Build a good relationship with a consultant; you need to be a person they know rather than a client number. Identify those with specific expertise in your field for more relevant opportunities.
- Networking: Let people know what you are looking for. Dig deep to identify contacts and be clear how you can be of benefit. It is important to note results of meetings and follow up activity, and to keep people informed. A great way to build a professional network is via LinkedIn - Set up a free profile and develop your contacts in a professional manner.