Jobs in the UK (full time)

The Careers Centre has gathered a variety of resources to help you find full-time jobs in the UK. This includes information on the types of jobs available to you as a graduate, sources of job vacancies, and resources to help you research employers.

If you are an international student, see guidance on working in the UK after you graduate. 

Types of jobs available as a graduate

There are two main types of graduate employment in the UK: graduate training schemes and graduate jobs. Knowing the difference between a graduate scheme and a graduate job can help you decide which opportunity is right for you.

For further information on the differences between graduate training schemes and graduate jobs, see TARGETjobs’ what is a graduate job page.

How to find a graduate job

Many full-time, graduate jobs are advertised on CareerConnect, the Careers Centre’s careers advice and job platform.

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Additional sources for finding full-time, graduate jobs in the UK include:

  • Prospects – includes a comprehensive UK graduate job search.
  • TARGETjobs – advertises hundreds of graduate job vacancies from a wide variety of employers.
  • Bright Network – a large collection of popular graduate employer vacancies.
  • Inside Careers – includes several industry-specific job boards, especially in the finance sector.
  • Milkround – advertises graduate jobs on behalf of major graduate recruiters, from top accounting firms to the public sector.
  • Magnet.me – enables students and graduate employers to connect with each other in an easy, direct and personal way.
  • Scotjobsnet – provides a comprehensive list of Scottish jobs within both the public and private sectors.
  • Adzuna - job search website.

Researching employers

The following resources offer advice that you may find helpful when looking for a full-time, graduate job in the UK:

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – provides a highly respected guide to the UK's leading graduate employers.
  • The UK 300 – guide to the most popular graduate employers.
  • Prospects employer profiles – gives information on some of the largest UK graduate employers.
  • TheJobCrowd – helps you understand what different careers, roles and companies are really like by providing careers advice written anonymously by employees who do the job.
  • Glassdoor – connects job seekers and employees, and allows you to search companies for up-to-date salaries, vacancies, reviews and actual interview questions.
  • Identity-based career resources - direction on searching for employment opportunities, information on connecting with others based on shared identities, interests, or needs.
  • Choosing a sustainable employer - steps you can follow to discover how committed a potential employer really is to sustainability, to help you make an informed choice.