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Career Development

Career Development

Advance your career with access to networking, skills development and expert advice

Take your career to the next level

Whatever your ambitions, your University is here to help you achieve a successful and fulfilling career.

Alumni can access a variety of careers support, including:

  • opportunities to build your personal and professional network – online and in-person
  • opportunities to develop your professional skills
  • expert advice from alumni who are industry and sector leaders
  • our award-winning Careers Service
  • mentoring – through your exclusive digital networking platform NCLspark

Careers support for life

For the first three years after you graduate, you can access free careers support through Newcastle University Careers Service.

Whether you’re seeking your first graduate role or looking into further study, our Careers team is here to help you. (Remember, as one of our alumni you can enjoy a discount on further study at Newcastle.)

Our Careers Advisers are on hand to give you tailored guidance to help you realise your full potential. This service is available face to face, or via email, phone or skype.

If you graduated more than three years ago, you can still access all our free career development resources. These include online masterclasses for as long as you need them.

Become your own boss

Get support to start your dream business or take the plunge into freelance work. Our START UP team will help you at every stage – from pre-idea to launch and beyond. Access exclusive events, coaching, workspaces and funding.

NCLspark is your exclusive online networking platform. It's open to all alumni and you can use it to:

  • connect and build networks with other alumni around the world
  • seek advice from alumni about a particular industry or career
  • access a range of exclusive content to develop your career
  • find mentoring support from alumni in your field of interest, who will help you progress your career