Graduate Job Vacancies
You can access graduate positions immediately if you have already graduated.
Useful websites for job seeking
- Adzuna A UK based company listing over a million job vacancies found on thousands of different websites, helping you save time when job-seeking. Adzuna also has unique tools like ValueMyCV which checks CVs for spelling mistakes, career gaps and cliches, helping you get past automatic filters and also provides an instant estimate of your market salary.
- Best Companies From the Sunday Times, lists the best small, medium and large companies to work for, based on surveys of the actual employees who work there.
- cv-library.co.uk - With over 165,000 live jobs and over 10,000 recruiters, they are the UK’s largest independent job site and a great resource for job hunters.
- Glassdoor for Students - a free job search resource customized to meet the specific needs of students. Glassdoor for Students tools include…
- Companies hiring new grads – Real-time information and job openings from companies that want to hire recent graduates.
- Entry-level and internship search – A job search that already filters open positions based on experience level and role.
- Prospects.ac.uk - the UK's official graduate careers website. Prospects produce a series of recruitment publications and provides online information via the UK's official graduate recruitment website. You can search for current graduate vacancies and access a whole range of careers information. Through this website, you can register with My Prospects, where you will get access to a range of services including job vacancies by e-mail or text message. View online Prospects Directories.
- Guardian UK 300
- Inside Careers: Offers in-depth information on a specific range of occupations and is a good source of graduate vacancies, company profiles and events news. As they only work with leading professional bodies, you can be sure that their information is of a high standard.
- Jobcentre Plus: This is a useful government website offering job listings, information, advice and useful links to other organisations.
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP): KTP offers graduates with a good degree the chance to work for a successful organisation, managing and delivering a project which is core to the development of the organisation's strategy. KTP offers the chance to apply your degree, start a real job, and gain a professional qualification. See the KTP website for more information.
- TargetJobs: This website is split in two sections – one for careers advice, the second for graduate opportunities. The careers advice area contains graduate profiles, sector specific information and general careers advice. The vacancy database contains over 15,000 jobs with over 1,000 employers.
- The Times 100 Top Graduate Employers
Job hunting in the North West
You can search for vacancies with the Greater Manchester local authorities via Your Local Council Jobs. National and local newspapers can sometimes be a source of both graduate vacancies and part time work. Newspapers such as The Times and The Independent can be searched online via the University Library. You can also search for jobs NorthWest jobs through Adzuna
Speculative Job Hunting
Many vacancies are filled by candidates who approach organisations on a speculative basis. This usually involves sending off a CV with a covering letter to companies but it is vital to do some preliminary investigation to find out more about the organisation and its employees. You need to make sure that you know enough about the company to decide if a particular organisation should be targeted (i.e. that you have something to offer them and vice-versa) or discover if they are expanding or recruiting.
Recruitment agencies deal with jobs from all employment sectors and advertise vacancies covering permanent and temporary positions. Unitemps, our on-campus recruitment service, offer both temporary and permanent roles that will boost your CV, provide valuable workplace experience and offer help to find a graduate role. Many agencies are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which is the national body that represents the recruitment industry. Recruitment agencies are a popular tool for finding a job, and, used properly, they may be able to help you in your search for a career.
Contact Careers & Enterprise for more help – you can book an appointment, email us, call us and more [contact page] to help you prepare for interviews, look over your CV or get specialist advice
There are a variety of schemes and websites aimed specifically at unemployed graduates to help with job searching, work experience and development of key skills.