How the Careers Service can help graduates

Without wanting to sound to OTT graduation marks the start of a new phase in your life. For many of you this may seem like a daunting prospect, but never fear the Careers Service is here!  As a graduate you’re eligible to use our services for 2 years after you graduate.iStock_000016021556Small Graduation

As a graduate you’ll still have access to:

Careers Guidance appointments

Whether you know what you want to do or have no idea whatsoever (either is fine) you can talk to a careers consultant to explore career options. Examples of the types of things you can discuss during your guidance appointment include:

  •          Options with your subject
  •         Different sectors & job roles
  •         Further study
  •          Interviews and assessment centres

Doesn’t worry if you are no longer living in the Manchester area you can book a telephone or Skype appointment.

Feedback on applications, CVs and Covering letters  

Applying for an internship, job or course? Use our applications advice service to get feedback on your CV, covering letter or application before sending it off.  You can book a face to face appointment or get feedback via email


As a graduate you’ll still have access to 100s of vacancies listed on CareersLink. Having said this there are a couple of things you may need to do to ensure you can access your graduate account. Follow these simple steps.

A range of resources in our Careers Library

Our careers library is packed full of resources to help with your career planning. Use our reference books and starting point guides to research different career areas, use our range of journals to gain commercial awareness and prepare for psychometric tests by using our practice material.

We have also developed a range of initiatives designed specifically to help new graduates…..

Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP)

Want to stay and work in Manchester after graduation? The Manchester graduate internship scheme is open exclusively for 2015 UoM graduates giving you to opportunity to gain paid graduate level experience  for a period of up to 12 months in local businesses across Manchester.

Transitions Mentoring programme

As I said stepping out into the big bad world of work can be daunting prospect. Make things easier by applying for a career mentor. They will be able to help you make the transition from university to the world of work or further study a little easier. This may be through a mixture of face-to-face meetings, emails, telephone or Skype.

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