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Careers

Postgraduate Taught Degrees - Careers

Postgraduate taught degrees at Salford are designed to help develop your career and maximise your employability. We work closely with employers to ensure your learning will be current and based on real-world experiences.

We're number one in the North West for SME engagement, social mobility and student experience (HESA) and in 2014 we received the Small Business Charter Award in recognition of the role we play in helping to kick-start British enterprise. 

We want to ensure you develop the professional and personal skills, as well as creativity, confidence and adaptability to succeed. Your studies can help you secure your future and our specialist careers and employability team offer a range of services, in addition to what you gain through your course, that will assist you during your time with us and after graduation. Many of our career development services are available to you for life if you need them.

Activities which we offer to our postgraduate students include:

We handle thousands of opportunities from employers who specifically contact the university in order to recruit our students and graduates every year. Opportunities include part-time, volunteering as well as graduate level jobs.
Our guidance services are delivered by experienced and qualified career development specialists. Our support includes guidance face-to-face, via email, by phone and over Skype. We can help you with polishing your CV, practising your interview skills, as well as planning your career and optimising your job seeking and career development tactics.
Our Enterprise team can give you individual advice about setting up your own business or working freelance. We provide regular training sessions on subjects related to enterprise, many of which are run by successful entrepreneurs. We can also direct you to relevant funding and good options for incubator space that are run by the university.
Our workshops programme includes core topics to help you with looking for a job and planning your next steps; including CV and application form writing, job-hunting, personal branding and preparation for assessment centres, psychometric tests and job interviews. Careers and enterprise staff also deliver sessions as part of the core curriculum within programmes, so you may well find us coming to you, rather than waiting for you to come to us.
Events combine both employers promoting opportunities, as well as speakers and alumni talking about career options. Our annual cycle of careers fairs currently includes the following:
  • Part Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair
  • Teaching Futures
  • School of the Built Environment Recruitment Fair
  • Salford Business School Careers Fair
  • Computing, Science & Engineering Fair
  • School of Health and Society Careers Fair
  • Acoustics, Audio & Video Engineering Recruitment Event
  • School of Health Sciences Careers Fair
  • Language Futures
We offer hundreds of appointments every year for students to get professional feedback on their CV, cover letter or job application, or application statement for further study or research.
Our careers resources include access to a wide range of handouts which cover topics relating to job hunting as well as listings of relevant sector careers information.  We also have take-away and reference information in our University House location. We provide access to trustworthy external information sources such as films we have purchased from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, as well as the Going Global portal for international job-hunting and the Graduates First portal for psychometric testing.  We are active users of social media (i.e. Twitter and Facebook) through which we continually channel information, news and vacancies to students.
There are a number of sources of funding that students can take advantage of which we can direct you to. These do continually change so it is something to keep an eye out for. You also have access to searchable databases for further study options.