Find a graduate job: jobs after graduation
Find out about where to look to find graduate vacancies both at home and internationally.
Finding a graduate job guide
This is our guide to help you get started with your job-search, from graduate training schemes to the jobs which are never advertised.
Graduate training schemes
Our Finding a graduate job guide (campus only) has a section on graduate training schemes and how to find them.
MyFuture is the University of Bath's own job opportunities service. Many employers will use this to let you know about their graduate jobs. We are targeted by many employers because of the quality of our courses and students. We add opportunities every week-day throughout the year.
- You can search by keyword, career area, type of industry and location.
- Browse and search for organisations which have advertised with us in the past.
Other graduate job listing websites
The University of Bath has good relationships with a wide range of employers, but not all employers choose to contact individual university careers services to advertise. Below is a list of a few key websites to look at, but there are many more websites specific to particular job sectors. Check the Find out about occupations section of our Choose a career page for resources to help you identify them, or ask one of our team for help.
- TARGETjobs - covers all job areas
- Prospects.ac.uk - covers all job areas
- Inside Careers - mainly Finance careers and the professions
- Gradcracker - Engineering and Technology
- Guardian Graduate Jobs - good for Humanities and Social Science related careers
- Step - for graduate internships across the UK
- Graduate Talent Pool - for graduate internships across England
- Magnet.me - covers all job areas
Research your own vacancies
You can also identify and research companies you'd like to work for which may not advertise in MyFuture or the other websites mentioned. Many employers rely on the reputation of their company and don't bother advertising much, or choose to advertise in other places. Some of these resources include:
- Information resources for employer research is a section of our catalogue that lists employer guides and directories available in the Information Room, as well as links to useful online resources. Employer directories are included here - at the start of the academic year we have copies for you to take away, and we hold reference copies all year round.
- University Library - The Library has a range of business resources covering UK, overseas and smaller/local employers, plus a selection of company reports. These are useful for finding company information. See the Library's 'Management' webpage for links.
Other graduate jobs
Some sectors like PR agencies, environmental consultancies, web designers, biotechnology companies, the not-for-profit sector and small businesses are less likely to advertise 'graduate training schemes' but do offer jobs suitable for graduates. Some employers may not always specify that they want a graduate. However, the position may be a usual route into that field, or your skills and education will make you suitable. Our Finding a graduate job guide (campus only) presents a number of different strategies you can use to find these types of jobs.
Networking and creative job-hunting
It is often said that around 70% of vacancies are never advertised. Whether the figure is accurate or not, many employers fill vacancies without advertising them. Advice about how to use networking and creative job-hunting techniques is included in our Finding a graduate job guide (campus only).
Self-employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship
More graduates than before are setting up their own business after university or during their studies. If you’re considering being one of them, our page on this topic has lots of useful information and links to sources of advice and support both inside and outside the University.
Job offers and contracts
The Job offers and contracts guide describes what constitutes a job offer, problems you may encounter, and accepting and declining offers. If you are suspicious about a job offer you have received, see our guide on How to avoid job fraud for advice.
Working in a country other than your home country can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. The resources highlighted below will give you the information you need to get started on your international career path.
For a good introduction, have a look at the 'Looking for work internationally' section of our Finding a graduate job guide (campus only). This covers topics like location, language, work permissions and job search.
For more detail on specific countries, look at the AGCAS country profiles, as well as our Information resources for working & studying internationally.
Graduate jobs in China
For Chinese students looking to find work when they return home, we have a Job-hunting in China for Chinese students helpsheet.
Working in international development
About conventions de stage
If you are thinking about working in certain European countries you may need a convention de stage. Find out more on our page about conventions de stage.