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Finding a graduate job

Where to look for graduate roles


There are many resources you could utilise to help you locate graduate opportunities. On this page you will find some key resources to get you started with your graduate job search!


Graduate job sites





Consider accessing the variety of workshops through our dedicated events programme. Throughout the year the Careers and Employability Service engages with a number of employers and Alumni to deliver sessions on a range of opportunities. Find out more and register for any of our events or workshops through your MyCareer account.


See our events programme


Speculative approaches

A large number of jobs are never advertised, so use your initiative to access the 'hidden jobs market' and find your own graduate role. Start by using relevant contacts you may have, then research companies and organisations in the sector or location that interests you. Use online business directories such as Yell to identify target organisations. After researching the company you're interested in, send a targeted CV and cover letter to find out if they've got any suitable jobs.

Find out more about the speculative approach

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Other graduate opportunities

  • Bright Network Internships  - offer a range of Internship Experience UK events that are also available to recent graduates. These provide an opportunity to increase your skills and experience whilst carrying out your graduate job search.
  • Bright Network Academy - also offers a free e--learning platform for graduates, with core courses designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of different skills, sectors and companies.
  • Generation UK - provides support to those currently seeking work by offering a range of work/training programmes around the UK.   
  • Milkround - advertises a range of graduate internship opportunities across a range of sectors. 
  • TARGETjobs - offers some helpful information around securing a range of experience whilst your main graduate job search is ongoing.



Recruitment Consultancies

Recruitment consultants work with individuals to help them find suitable work to match their skills. Agency Central is the UK's leading recruitment agency directory. An advanced search and filter system finds the agencies which match your needs.

Graduate Recruitment Consultancy

Are you looking for a role in Hampshire? Our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy can help!

If you're in the final year of your degree, you can register for support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy. They work with over 3,000 employers in the local area to place our students into fantastic graduate careers.

Learn more about the Graduate Recruitment Consultancy


Further resources to assist in locating graduate opportunities


Career Guides

Explore over forty career guides to different industries; find sector specific job sites under the 'finding a job' section of each
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LinkedIn is a key resource for finding work; read our guide on how to create a professional profile and utilising the platform effectively in your job search
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Are you considering going self-employed or freelance after graduation? Find out how our Student Startup Team can support you with this.
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Equality and Diversity

Finding an employer that recognises and values diversity and equal opportunities is also important to consider. Our guide offers advice across a range of equality and diversity issues, and how to identify positive employers.
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Working globally

Discover our exclusive global working resources for our students and graduates to access outlining jobs and internship opportunities worldwide. These resources may be relevant to home students looking to secure experience abroad or to international students returning home and/or looking to work elsewhere globally.
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Careers essentials

Discover our resources on all you need to make strong applications for those graduate roles!
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