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You can access support through the Careers Service for up to three years after you graduate. Find out what's on offer here.

What we offer

Register as a graduate through MyCareer and you will be able to access support including: 

  •  appointments 
  •  resources 
  •  events 

Our START UP team can help you explore working for yourself after you graduate.

Career planning

If you have graduated and aren’t sure what you want to do, you can book a guidance appointment through MyCareer to speak to a Careers consultant.  

To get started with thinking about your career, see these resources: 

Graduate jobs

Whatever stage you’re at, we can support you with your job search.

 Most graduate schemes are advertised between September and November, to start the following year. Some graduate schemes accept late applications. You can apply for a graduate job at any time of the year.  

 For some graduate schemes employers prefer applications from graduates who have graduated within the last three years.  

 Use the Careers Service resources below to find more information about graduate opportunities: 

Further study

If you are considering further study, see our further study pages for more information.  

For help deciding whether further study is for you, book a Guidance appointment with a Careers Consultant via MyCareer.  

Application support

Whatever you are applying for, we can offer support and feedback on your applications.  

Find out about support with your: 

Work for yourself

Our START UP team can help you explore working for yourself at any stage. Whether you want to explore an idea or have already launched a business or freelance career, you can access the following help:  

  • support with idea generation  
  • provide tailored advice  
  • help you develop your skills  
  • introduce you to like-minded peers  
  • refer you to further support from mentors  
  • award grant funding up to £3,000  

You could apply for a START UP Foundership and receive up to £10,000 in funding and a £7,500 living stipend.  

International graduates

International graduates can access tailored support and information through the Careers Service.

Visit our International students page for more information about:

  • working in the UK
  • returning to your home country to work
  • workshops and events
  • making applications
  • tailored resources

Make it Happen Fund

The Make it Happen Fund is available for graduates up to 12 months after graduation. You can apply once per year. 

You can apply for funding to support with the costs of: 

  • attending interviews and work experience – up to £150. A maximum of £50 is available for clothes
  • attending a conference – up to £100 is available
  • funding a project or initiativeup to £500 is available

Connect with alumni

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

This is a great opportunity to expand your network and get ideas from others. 

 As well as LinkedIn you can join the alumni network: Alumni and Supporters. Stay in touch with fellow graduates and discover events.

Graduate Outcomes survey

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey. It collates information what graduates are doing 15 months after graduation. You'll be contacted by email or telephone to invite you to complete the survey.  

The information the survey gathers is useful to the University. It also helps inform 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 
  • what it will be used for

Further information

For more information for graduates, contact us.