Life and work after graduation
Once you’ve got it, your higher education qualification could open up plenty of career options - or pave the way for postgraduate study.
Options available to graduates
Your university or college will be able to help you weigh up your options after graduation. They will be able to advise on options for further study, or give you some tips on the best places to look for careers leads.
While in higher education you might want to think about enhancing your chances of getting a job through voluntary work or other work experience opportunities. Getting involved with student newspapers, radio stations, sports classes or taster courses might also help provide the kind of experience employers are looking for.
Planning a career
If you’re planning to get a job after you graduate, it’s best to register early with your university or college’s career service. They will be able to provide advice and resources to help you research careers and job opportunities. If you’re still undecided about what you want to do, you can try using the Prospects Career Planner - a tool which can help you identify your skills, interests and motivations, then match them to job types.
The Careers Service can also help.