Careers Service

What We Offer

What We Offer

Our Services

Whether you're seeking a graduate career, thinking of doing further study, or interested in 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:

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.

If you're a prospective student and have a query related to a specific course, please contact either Undergraduate Admissions or Postgraduate Admissions.  

Tailored support

Find out about our additional support for: 

 

Graduates

Newcastle University graduates can benefit from career advice and support for up to three years after graduation. Find out about the range of services and resources we offer graduates and how to access them.

Advice and support

We offer advice and support to Newcastle University graduates for up to three years after graduation. To check whether you're eligible to use our services, see Eligibility.

To access our services, resources and to receive details of the latest Careers Service news and events, please register and complete your profile on My Career. If you would like to remove yourself from the Careers Service contact list, please get in touch.

If you want to develop a business idea you can access information and support through START UP

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 arrange an appointment.

Recruitment fairs

Meet potential recruiters offering graduate vacancies, internships, placements and further study opportunities at our recruitment fairs.

Vacancies 

We can help in your search for a graduate job.  The Careers Service advertises over 3,000 graduate vacancies each year from regional, national and international employers.  You can access these through My Career.

NCL Spark

Connect with and get advice directly from graduates working in a wide range of sectors through our online mentoring platform, NCL Spark. Register your profile to network with thousands of Newcastle alumni based across the world.

Connect with alumni

Connect with Newcastle graduates on our Alumni of Newcastle University LinkedIn group:

Graduate Outcomes survey

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which captures information on the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after graduation. You'll be contacted by email or telephone to invite you to complete the survey.  If you are not contactable, a third party contractor on behalf of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) may seek your contact details from a third party, such as the University, or a family member.

The information the survey gathers is really useful to the University and also helps inform current and prospective students about potential career paths following their studies.  

Before starting the survey you will be provided with information on how your data will be processed, who will receive it, and what it will be used for.

Graduate Outcomes has replaced the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE). You can find out more about DLHE at What do graduates do?  

Further information

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

Postgraduate students

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.

Students undertaking a PhD have a dedicated careers adviser for 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:

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.

Research staff

Research staff have access to a dedicated careers adviser. You will have access to one-to-one appointments and group sessions.

The Careers Service works closely with the Research Staff Support Team, based in Organisational Development, who oversee all aspects of support for research staff at Newcastle University.

The Careers Service website has information on Careers in Academia which provides links to a range of external resources developed specifically for researchers.

You can also keep up-to-date with our NCL Researcher Newsletter. Each term, we’ll be sharing resources and highlighting opportunities to help you make sense of a complex job market and be well prepared for the future, whatever your aspirations.

Further information

If you would like any further information on what we offer to postgraduate students and researchers, contact us.

International Students

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.

The Visa Team provide accurate and up-to-date information about immigration routes into the UK through monthly workshops.

You might be interested in our information on working in the UKsetting up a business, and finding jobs in your home country

Part-time work and work shadowing

We provide advice on how to find part-time work through workshops at the beginning of Semester 1. 

If you’ve had little or no work experience, you might be interested in our work shadowing opportunities.

Resources

You have access to dedicated international careers websites:

  • GoinGlobal - includes overseas job adverts, employer directories and detailed country profiles
  • LockinChinajobs for graduates and students returning home to China for work, includes vacancies specifically targeted at Newcastle University students/graduates

Further information

Find out about international students' experiences of developing their careers in the UK.

Attend an annual International Community Day presentation at the Civic Centre in October.

If you would like any further information on what we offer to international students, contact us.