Where to find graduate roles

jodiecAdvice, Final Year, Graduates

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Here’s a fun fact for you: lots of big-name employers have graduate opportunities that close before Christmas. Now, we don’t want to make you panic, but Christmas will be here before we know it. We appreciate you probably already have 629 other things on your plate right now so, today we thought we would lend you a helping hand by sharing a range of websites you can use when looking for graduate work. You’ve got this!

Milkround

Milkround is your go-to student and graduate career resource, with hundreds of internships, graduate jobs and schemes to apply for. You can browse the jobs listing or sign up to receive regular job alerts so you never miss out on a role.

You can also use Milkround to get insights into some graduate jobs with their ‘day in the life’ profiles, read their sector and industry guides or take their personality quiz to discover your unique strengths and skills.

All About Careers

All About Careers is a great job site to have on your radar. You can use it to search for graduate jobs (as well as internships) in a range of sectors, but that’s not all – they also have an employer directory on the website where you can browse a wide range of employer profiles to find the perfect fit for you.

You can also take their ultimate career test which will ask you a simple series of questions and then suggest five industry sectors you should explore in more detail, such as engineering, media or law.

Monster

Make sure you have Monster bookmarked on your browser. By creating an account on the website, you’ll be able to upload your CV which hundreds of recruiters will be able to see and will enable you to apply for jobs in just a few clicks. Plus you can also opt in to receive daily job alerts and helpful career advice delivered straight to your inbox.

Prospects

Prospects are the experts in graduate careers. As well as having heaps of handy resources and articles to help you find and apply for the role of your dreams, you can also browse graduate opportunities through their website. You can search for graduate jobs and schemes, internships and work experience through their jobs portal.

P.S. They also have a selection of COVID-19 resources to help you continue your job search through the pandemic.

Debut

You can download the Debut app to apply to top graduate employers with just one tap and get talent spotted for exclusive opportunities. A range of employers advertise their roles on the app including, Airbus, BAE Systems, Barclays, L’Oréal, Rolls-Royce, O2 and Johnson & Johnson.

You can download it for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Totaljobs

Totaljobs are the UK’s largest hiring platform – they have hundreds of thousands of live job adverts on their site, so hopefully they might have the right role for you on there. You can browse for role by location, sector, company, popular searches or entry level jobs.

The Guardian

The Guardian is more than just a place to get your news from. You can also search and apply for the latest graduate and entry-level jobs through their Guardian Jobs section of the website. There are plenty of categories you can use to narrow down your search results such as sector, location, trending, part-time, graduate or job titles.

You can also sign up to receive email alerts so you’re notified when new jobs are added to their portal.

TARGETjobs

There’s a wealth of information on the TARGETjobs website to support you with every aspect of your career journey, but did you know you can also search for graduate jobs through the website too? You can view the opportunities that their featured employers currently have or you can browse through the full job listing.

They also hold a range of events throughout the year which you can register for through their website – their upcoming events focus on industries such as law, IT and engineering.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a really useful platform for showcasing your work experience, shouting about your achievements and connecting with industry professionals, but it’s also good for job hunting!

You can use the job search function to search for graduate roles and browse the hundreds of opportunities advertised on there. Take a read of our tips for using it effectively.

Psst – LinkedIn’s not the only social media platform you can use to find work. Twitter can be a great tool to incorporate into your job search too. Read this blog post we prepared earlier which will give you more information about how to find vacancies through it.

Indeed

Indeed is a great place to look for graduate positions. The website has a handy search function where you can use keywords to narrow down what you’re looking for. There are other resources you’ll be able to find on the site too including company reviews, application advice and a section called ‘COVID-19 Resources‘ which has tips for searching for jobs during the pandemic.

Aston Futures

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Aston Futures. As an Aston student or graduate, you’ll be able to access this platform to view the latest graduate job opportunities. Some of the vacancies we post on there are exclusive to Aston University, which means that those employers are eager to recruit you in particular!

Don’t forget to update your profile with your preferences – you’ll receive tailored job alerts depending on your answers which means you’ll never miss out on an awesome role.

Industy-specific job sites

If you’re looking for graduate work within a specific industry, you might want to check out these websites:

  • CharityJob – the UK’s largest and most specialised job board that advertises non-profit, NGO, social enterprise, CIC and voluntary jobs.
  • NHS Jobs – use this portal to browse job opportunities with the NHS.
  • Jobsgopublic – your first port-of-call if you’re after public sector jobs in local government, charity, education, housing and more.
  • Inside Careers – you can find specialised jobs boards here for pension jobs, insurance jobs, actuarial jobs, intellectual property jobs and accountancy jobs.
  • Gradcracker – for opportunities within STEM, Gradcracker is the place to go.

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