Full-time & graduate jobs
Graduate job vacancies
Discover the latest local and national graduate jobs on myCareer.
Log in and then click the 'search' tab and then 'opportunities'. Use the filters on the left hand side to find the types of vacancies you're interested in. Plus, update your profile to set up alerts direct to your inbox so you don't miss your right opportunity!
Searching for graduate jobs
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
- GradLink - specialist careers site for international students and graduates
- 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.