Careers, Jobs and My Future
We’re here to help you make the most of your skills and experience, preparing you for the next stage of your career.
Using your Advantage account
Advantage is an online system that gives access to all the Careers & Enterprise services that are available for our students and graduates, staff and employers.
Equality and employment
We’ve put together some resources to help you locate groups/organisations offering support in the field of employment and equality and diversity.
CVs, applications and interview preparation
Find out how to write the best application and how best to prepare for interviews.
Developing your employability skills
Employability skills are the 'soft' skills employers want candidates to demonstrate to show that they can work well in the organisation. These skills are also essential to become a successful entrepreneur or if you plan to work freelance on projects with clients.
Find a job
If you are looking for a part-time job, a year/summer placement, a graduate job or want to get involved in volunteering, help is available. Careers & Enterprise host several vacancies on Advantage, which you can log in to with your student details.
Making career decisions
Career planning involves putting together manageable actions to achieve your goals. The tools on this page will help you get started.
Professional networking is about making contacts and building relationships that can lead to jobs or other work-related opportunities. An effective network enables you to get information, advice and support and can also help you find leads and referrals. It is an essential component of any successful job search.
Researching prospective employers is a vital part of the job application process. It's important to be armed with knowledge of the company whether you are preparing to make speculative job applications or about to attend an interview.
Internships and placements
Internships and placements allow you to apply your skills and knowledge in a real work setting.
While unpaid, some volunteer roles offer the opportunity to gain new skills that increase your employability and enhance your CV.
LinkedIn Learning offers a broad suite of high-quality online tutorials to support your learning at University. Its library of 9,000+ videos is constantly updated as new technologies and workplace skills needs emerge.
Launch Business Incubator
Our Launch Business Incubator is a programme that helps you set up your own business in a supported environment.
Being enterprising: work for yourself
Why become self-employed, a freelancer or start your own business? There are many reasons and benefits why people choose this career path. Find out here.
Planning a business is about more than having an idea. We can take you through business basics and the fundamentals of setting up and running a business in our Business Planning masterclasses, but we also have a lot of resources you can use.
Market research is the most important part of the business planning process. The business plan is often used to present a case for financial assistance towards starting or expanding a business. Here are some useful resources to get you started.
Pitching your idea
Pitching is an important skill to develop, whether you will be presenting your business idea to potential investors, or whether you will deliver a business presentation within the company you work for.
Being able to market your business is essential to success. Here are some resources and tips for social media marketing and marketing on a shoestring.
Start-up tool kit
Our Start Up tool kit is full of helpful tips, advice and resources so you can learn more about what it means to be enterprising and how to build important business skills. Our practical resources are also here for you to learn about becoming self-employed and to help you plan your next steps.
The Start-up visa scheme is for international students currently on a Tier 4 / Student Route visa who wish to start a business in the UK after graduation. This visa will allow you to stay in the UK for 2 years to work on this business.
Graduates and alumni
Services for graduates and alumni
As a Salford graduate, we are delighted to offer you lifelong access to a range of exclusive benefits and services, including continued access to the library and careers service and much more.
Graduate Outcomes Survey
The Graduate Outcomes Survey asks graduates about your activities approximately 15 months after completing your studies to get a picture of how graduates from UK universities are faring after they complete their courses.
Using a recruitment agency to find a job is a typical way to find temporary work and jobs in specific sectors. So knowing how to find out about recruitment agencies and how to make best use of them is a wise move for many job seekers.