University of Aberdeen graduates are welcome to continue using the Careers and Employability Service after you finish your studies. 

If you are currently registered as a student at another university, you can find contact details for other Careers Services on the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) website.

Current News and Resources for Graduates

Graduate internship opportunities: Santander SME Internship Programme

Are you looking for an Internship? Have you considered working for an SME (Small to Medium Enterprise)?

The University is currently working with a number of SMEs to support a graduate internship in a variety of roles and sectors. Current opportunities include:

Supported by Santander, the internship programme offers final year postgraduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with small and medium sized organisations.  You will gain valuable insights and experience through supporting SMEs by sharing your expertise and knowledge to contribute to key projects. 

Why work in an SME?

Working in an SME it is likely that you will making a real impact to the business from day one, allowing you to develop your skills and gain meaningful and varied experience.  The size of SMEs means that you get an insight into how the organisation works and you will gain exposure to specialists and experts as well as different business functions.  You may even have the opportunity to work in functions outwith your main project or area of expertise.  Often SMEs will be happy to adjust roles to fit your strengths or allow you to work in area or gain experience in a particular area of the business.

SMES range from 1 person organisations to those with around 250 employees, depending on the size of the organisation you may work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds who have different roles within the business and/or directly with the CEO.

For more information about Santander Internships, visit the website.

Activities and resources to boost your employability

We have created a range of online mini career courses, tiny bite video guides, self-assessment resources and wakelet collections to help you boost your employability and enhance your CV. All these resources can be accessed any time from anywhere.

Free online course for graduates

Life beyond university can be full of opportunity, but it may feel more challenging in the current climate. Perhaps you have had to change your plans and now feel less certain about the future. Or maybe you are still looking for that moment of career inspiration. Whatever stage you are at, this free, 30-hour, online course can help with moving you closer to career success. Covering a broad range of topics, but with a clear focus on short tasks and positive action, we aim to answer that important question, ‘What Next?’

University of Aberdeen Sociology Graduates - we need your opinion!

The Careers and Employability Service are currently conducting a research project to explore the skills requirements of employers in the next 5 years and how well equipped University of Aberdeen Sociology students are to evidence and demonstrate those skills identified. In order to express your views on the topic we would ask you to complete a short (15 minutes) survey. Your participation would make a huge difference in our project.

Career stories from the Class of 2008

Here is an interesting article from the BBC with helpful insights from 2008 graduates:

If you are from the Class of 2008 and would like to share your story, please get in touch via the link below:

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