Regional graduate job sites for your UK job search

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Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service

Finished your degree and looking for a job? Whether you are staying in Manchester, returning home or relocating to a different part of the country,  we have compiled a list of example job portals you can use to search for graduate opportunities around the UK.

For a list of general graduate job search websites, or for more information on searching for opportunities by sector, check out our Graduate Job Search pages. We also have lots of resources and support to help you research different employers and utilise recruitment agencies, as well as advice on tapping into the hidden job market.

Remember, you can use the Careers Service for up to two years after you finish your course. To find out more about the careers support available to you, have a look at our graduate careers pages.

Here is our list of websites where you can find opportunities in your area:

North West

The North West of England includes Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, and Merseyside

You can also have a look at our top tips for securing a graduate job in Manchester, penned by 2019 Management graduate, Teresa. 

North East

The North East of England includes Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham, parts of North Yorkshire

Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire and Humber includes South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire


The East of England includes Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk

South West

The South West of England includes Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall


The capital of England is London, including the City of London and Greater London

South East

The South East of England includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey

West Midlands

The West Midlands includes Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands (Birmingham), Worcestershire

East Midlands

The East Midlands includes Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire

Northern Ireland



Other job search sites

Don’t forget that you can search for graduate opportunities by location on CareerConnect, as well as a number of other general graduate job search websites:

International opportunities

Whether your home is outside of the UK, or if you want to work and live somewhere new, we have lots of support available to find graduate opportunities across the globe. Check out our international careers pages, search for international graduate opportunities, explore some global job portals and use Passport Career to explore jobs across the world. Your international job search will also benefit from making the most of upcoming events and professional and alumni networks specifically for international students and graduates.

If you would like some advice on your graduate job search strategy, or just want to explore your options, you can book a careers guidance appointment on Zoom with a Careers Consultant via CareerConnect.

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