Whether you're seeking a graduate career, doing further study, or starting a business, we can help you realise your potential. We provide careers advice and support while you're studying, and for three years after you graduate.
We can help you to:
- plan your career
- market your skills and experience in CVs and job applications CVs, Applications & LinkedIn profiles
- build up your contacts and networks
- develop enterprise skills or start a business
- find placements, internships or work experience
- find jobs and postgraduate courses
We also have information on a wide range of careers in our Sector Specific information.
Check our eligibility page to make sure you're eligible to use our services.
Find out about our additional support for:
You can benefit from career advice and support for up to three years after you graduate. Find out about the range of services and resources we offer graduates and how to access them.
Advice and support
To access our services and receive details of the latest Careers Service news and events, complete our Graduate Registration form. To remove yourself from the Careers Service contact list, please email email@example.com.
If you want to develop a business idea you can access our free business start-up resources.
If you’ve left the North East and can’t visit the Careers Service in person, we can help you via email, phone or Skype. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
Meet potential recruiters offering graduate vacancies, work experience placements and further study opportunities at our graduate recruitment fairs.
The Careers Service organises internships for graduates with local and regional employers. These are advertised on Vacancies Online throughout the year.
Find advice and read news and articles to help with your career on our graduate blog, GradFocus:
Graduate destinations survey
Every year we get in touch with our most recent graduates to find out what they’re doing six months after graduation. We’ll contact you by email, post and/or by telephone, asking you to complete a national graduate destinations survey.
The DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey asks you about any employment and/or further study you were engaged in at a specific date. This information is really useful to the university and also helps inform current and prospective students about potential career paths following their studies.
The survey data is submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), who publish reports for all the UK Higher Education Institutions. All information you provide is confidential and is used anonymously.
You can find out more about DLHE at What do graduates do?
If you would like any further information on what we offer to graduates, contact us.
Postgraduate Students and Researchers
We offer tailored careers advice for postgraduate students and research staff. Find out about the support and resources available.
Advice and support
All postgraduate students have access to our resources and activities during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.
If you can’t visit the Careers Service in person, we can help you via email, phone or Skype. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
Students undertaking a PhD have a careers adviser from their faculty who can offer one-to-one support.
The University organises tailored sessions through the postgraduate training programme. These are offered across the three faculty graduate schools. Find out about the programme for your faculty:
- Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE)
- Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
- Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS)
The University’s Visa Team offer guidance on immigration routes into UK employment for non-EEA students. They deliver a monthly workshop entitled 'Understanding the doctoral extension scheme' for PhD students on a Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK after their course ends. Visit our Events page for details.
Staff on research grades have access to a dedicated careers adviser. You will have access to one-to-one appointments and group sessions.
For further information about what a career in academia involves, and what it takes to be successful, visit An Academic Career. This resource is for staff, students and alumni from any university and is developed by Manchester University.
If you would like any further information on what we offer to postgraduate students and researchers, contact us.
We offer tailored careers advice for international students. Find out about the support and resources available.
Advice and support
You can benefit from all of the careers resources and activities we offer throughout your studies and for up to three years after you graduate.
We can give you feedback on CVs, covering letters and applications. However, we don’t offer a proofreading service.
Part-time work and work shadowing
We provide advice on how to find part-time work through workshops at the start of term.
If you’ve had little or no work experience, you might be interested in our work shadowing opportunities.
You have access to dedicated international careers website, GoinGlobal. This includes overseas job adverts, employer directories and detailed country profiles.
Find out about international students' experiences of developing their careers in the UK.
Attend an annual International Community Day presentation at the Civic Centre.
If you would like any further information on what we offer to international students, contact us.