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 graduate employment

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.

Finding graduate employment

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

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Additional sources 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.
  • – lets students and graduate employers connect.
  • Scotjobsnet – provides a comprehensive list of Scottish jobs in the public and private sectors.

You can also visit the career sector pages to explore jobs across many career sectors.

Researching employers

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – guide to the UK's leading graduate employers.
  • The UK 300 – guide to the most popular UK graduate employers.
  • Prospects employer profiles – information on some of the largest UK graduate employers.
  • TheJobCrowd – helps you understand what different careers, roles and companies are like by providing careers advice written by employees who do the job.
  • Glassdoor – connects job seekers and employees, and lets you research companies for up-to-date salaries, vacancies, reviews and interview questions.
  • Identity-based career resources – search for employment and networking opportunities based on shared identities, interests, or needs.
  • Choosing a sustainable employer – discover how committed an employer is to sustainability.