Careers and Employment

Whatever stage you are at with your career planning, from fresher to final year and beyond, the Careers Service is available to inspire and support your career choices. They are happy to advise you with all aspects of your career planning, from checking your CV to discussing how to secure a job in your preferred career sector. The Careers Service is based on the second floor of the Students' Union Building and offers a number of different ways to get advice and guidance. Find out more.

Explore your options

The Careers Service provides access to a wide range of resources to inform your career choices. As well as a physical library on the second floor of the Students' Union Building, the Careers Service website provides links to over 2500 resources, searchable by job type or degree subject. In addition, the website contains advice on making successful job applications.

Develop your skills and attributes

Engaging in co-curricular activities will help you to gather evidence of your development of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes which will be important in marketing yourself to employers. These activities include work placements, career mentoring, the STAR Award, the BP Student Tutoring Scheme, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship events and Study Abroad opportunities. The Careers Service has a Co-curricular team to help you make the most of these activities. Find out more

Connect with employers

The Careers Service posts details of the latest graduate jobs, placements and internships every day on their website. Registration is required but it is free and will allow you to receive regular email alerts of opportunities relevant to you. Register now

The Careers Service also has a dedicated Work Placement team which sources placements exclusively for University of Aberdeen students. Find out more

Throughout the year a wide range of careers events take place on campus, including employer presentations, careers fairs and skills workshops. You can view a list of current events on the Careers Service website.

AUSA Student Advice Centre

AUSA Student Advice Centre is run by Aberdeen University Students’ Association, and provides students with part time vacancies and full time summer vacation opportunities.  AUSA Student Advice Centre also provides students with CV tips, employee rights and general advice regarding employment.