Careers information for Bath graduates
Find out about the support the Careers Service can provide graduates of the University.
Using our services after graduation
If you are job-hunting, still unsure of what you want from a career or thinking of taking some time out, you may be interested to know that our one-to-one guidance services and our information services are available to you indefinitely after graduation.
If you are an MBA graduate, please contact the MBA Career Development Service to ask about graduate services.
You are welcome to use the Information Room in our city-centre premises at any time during opening hours for research or collection of take-away information. You don't need to make an appointment, but please check that we are open before you travel.
Information staff can help you find the materials you need and answer quick queries. No appointment is necessary. An online catalogue of our major information resources is available.
As well as using the graduate pages (where you're currently looking) we encourage you to look around the student pages of our website, which include advice on career choice, job-hunting, selection processes and links to many relevant sites.
Nearly all material is open-access and we can email copies of our in-house publications where these have restricted online access.
You can use your own device with WiFi at our premises, but we cannot give you access to a Univerity PC once your Computing Services login expires, and we are unable to give you access to certain resources (such as streamed DVDs) which are provided under licence.
Use MyFuture to access vacancies from employers who have chosen to target Bath students and graduates directly. Access for Bath students and graduates only.
Under 'Type of opportunity' you can select either 'For graduates' (if you want jobs with an immediate start date), or 'For final years/Masters students' (if you want jobs starting after your gap year).
You can bookmark particular opportunities, and follow organisations.
Email us to ask for our Finding a graduate job guide, which gives you succinct advice to help you consider your options and plan a strategy.
Not sure how to log into MyFuture?
- If you've graduated and already have a MyFuture graduate account, log in as a Bath graduate
- If you've not yet graduated (or recently graduated and still have your Computing Services account), continue to log in as a current student using your normal Computing Services ID
- If you've graduated and can no longer log in as a current student using your Computing Services ID, please use the Lost Account form to request graduate access
- If you graduated before 2006-7 and have never used MyFuture, create an account here.
Other vacancy sources
As a University of Bath graduate you can use our software packages to help you prepare for psychometric assessments.
- As a graduate you are still able to speak to a Careers Adviser in one of our appointments
- If you can't make it to see a Careers Adviser in Bath, we can offer you a telephone or Skype appointment
Bath Connection - network with Bath graduates
Bath Connection is a secure online system which allows you to network with our Alumni Experts. They are Bath graduates who have volunteered to talk to fellow Bath graduates for careers support - it's a really great way to get some extra insight from someone who has ‘been there already’.
As a graduate, you can also become an Alumni Expert yourself. You can help current Bath students and graduates with their career planning, by telling them about:
- what's involved in your job
- what it's like working for your employer
- your experience of the recruitment process
- diversity issues
You'll find it interesting talking to current students and will have the satisfaction of helping them with their next steps. You can be asked for help with quick questions or for more in-depth support.
Bath Connection includes hundreds of graduates working for a wide range of employers and in many types of role, from the high-profile to the more unusual.
Graduate recruitment fairs
Summer fairs across the UK
Looking for fairs elsewhere? Summer graduate recruitment fairs are held at universities throughout the UK between April and early July. This is an opportunity to access remaining vacancies with some of the large employers, and an opportunity to meet smaller and regional employers.
These fairs are open to graduates of any university, and you can see details on Prospects.ac.uk - filter using 'Graduates' to find the right events.
Autumn fairs promote opportunities to start the following summer, and may help you plan a graduate job before you start a gap year.
Held on campus, our autumn fair is for University of Bath students and graduates only, and is held in the third week of October. Please contact us from the February beforehand for more details.
Using other careers services
You may be able to use a university careers service closer to your home - look them up online and phone to check service availability as provision varies significantly. Where it's available, this service is normally restricted to UK graduates for the first three years after graduation, and access to appointments with a careers adviser may be limited.
Information Rooms are often open to all graduates, but access to online networks and certain resources may be limited.
Some services may be fee-based.
Services for graduates of other institutions
If you are not a graduate of the University of Bath, see our page for graduates of other institutions.