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What can you do with your degree?

As a new graduate it's likely you will want to make the most of the skills and experience you've gained during your time at university.

Recruitment for most graduate schemes and postgraduate courses starts in the autumn of your final year, so making time during your studies to get a career focus is essential and will enable you to make targeted applications for jobs and courses before graduation. To find out more about some of the companies that are involved in graduate recruitment you can research them here:

The Guardian UK 300

What careers are right for me?

To find a career that really suits you, there are a number of factors to consider, including your skills and interests, degree subject, work experience so far, work preferences, values and motivations.

Explore your options in
a 1-2-1 Guidance Appointment

Discover how you can
develop your skills as a graduate

Choosing a Career

Know yourself

You could begin by asking yourself the following questions:

  • What skills do I have, what skills do I enjoy using?
  • What type of environment do I want to work in – office, lab, outdoors?
  • What would I like to do in a job – help others, organise people, develop products?
  • How important is location, working conditions, hours, pay?
  • What else is important to me for my future career?

If you're struggling to answer some of these questions, trying the 16 Personalities Test could be a good starting point. 

Online guidance tools

There are online tools to help you get started:

Explore career options

Once you have identified the skills, interests and preferences that might influence your career choice, you can start exploring what careers are out there and find out more about them.

If you want to explore some specific areas of employment you can read more in these TargetJobs online publications

Discover Postgraduate
study options

Discover Career-Related opportunities

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