Vacancies & Information for Final Year Students
Many employers offer graduate recruitment schemes aimed at students in their final year of study. You need to apply early! Most schemes have application closing dates many months before graduation.
Below are the key formal areas for finding graduate jobs, but don't forget all the informal ways such as networking events, asking friends and family or job shadowing.
Careers & Employability Vacancy Database
Current Students - You can log-in using your student user ID to look at the latest job vacancies.
Graduate Career Directories
Pick up a free copy of the prospects Student Career Guide which lists employers who regularly recruit graduates. There are also details of the types of vacancies on offer, and key contacts to help you look for more background information. Keep up-to-date with new employer information by registering free with both sites to receive e-mail updates.
Fairs and Events
Events aimed specially at Final Year students take place all over the UK. Careers fairs are a great chance to meet with and impress potential employers, and specific employer presentations let you find out what graduate training and vacancies are on offer from different companies. View details of events to meet employers.
Manchester University host a range of graduate recruitment fairs, the main one being in June. Students and graduates from other universities are welcome to attend, visit the University of Manchester Careers and Employability website, and the events pages on the Prospects website for more information.
Career Fair Plus: Career Fair Plus is a mobile app used by over 120 Careers Fair Organisations globally that gives candidates access to current careers fair information so they can prepare when and where they want.
Unitemps, our on-campus recruitment service, offer both temporary and permanent roles that will boost your CV and provide valuable workplace experience. Towards the end of your final year they can work with you, alongside the Careers and Enterprise Team, to help you to find a graduate role.
The Prospects website is a huge information resource for Final Year students. There are specialised sections on lots of different career areas, and links to advertisements for Graduate Recruitment Schemes. You can register free to receive e-mail updates and can also sign up to the online-only digital careers magazine Prospects Graduate. A range of Prospects publications is available free from Careers and Employability; the most useful one for Final Year students is 'Prospects Finalist', which comes out 5 times a year.
This is an informal and informative web resource, featuring a range of employment sectors, including Construction and Property, Engineering and Science, Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, and IT and Telecoms. You can register for free e-mail updates. Collect free TARGETjobs publications from Careers and Employability.
Comprehensive information service covering various graduate career areas. It's free to register online. Their invaluable careers handbooks are available free from Careers and Employability
The Guardian's free careers supplement appears on Saturdays during the academic year, with features on graduate recruitment, and employer advertisements. The online version offers a range of features, including free registration to search their graduate jobs database.
Don't Forget to Visit Us
Visit askUS referral lounge and the seating area outside Unitemps, both in University House, where you can pick up a range of free publications to take away to read at your leisure.
Create your CV / Get your CV checked
A CV is a document which summarises your qualifications and experience to date. To get CV advice please visit Improve your CV for more information and 1-1 advice sessions.
Completing Application Forms - You may need to complete an application form to apply for a placement opportunity. Use our Application Forms handout to help you.
Interviews - Use our Interviews handout to help you prepare yourself for interviews. To arrange a mock interview email the Careers & Enterprise Department.
Appointments - Appointments are available for current students/graduates of the University of Salford. Appointments are available face to face, telephone, Skype or e-mail.
A Careers Consultant will listen to your ideas, help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and skills and assist you in relating all of these things to the world of work.