Our CareerConnect system is a great resource if you are looking for some work experience or a graduate position. Where else can you look?
The Prospects Directory, Times Top 100 and UK300 list employers by sector and display advertisements for graduate training schemes. Free copies are available to pick up from the Careers Service. You can also pick up work experience magazines and brochures to give you some ideas about the larger work experience providers.
Sector-specific Information Sources
The Prospects, and TARGETjobs websites provide useful overviews of job sectors as well as employer profiles, job descriptions and latest vacancies. Professional associations often list vacancies on their websites. These are linked from relevant sections of the resources section of our website. We also have copies of sector specific publications, such as Target Jobs Engineering and Prospects Law, which are free to take away. Come in and have a look.
Networking is simply the process of meeting people and using those contacts for your mutual benefit. Networking often starts out as a simple conversation with someone you meet at a social or career event but that initial conversation can lead to advice, information or opportunities you were not expecting. Social media is a great way of connecting with people who may be able to help you to get some work experience or find a graduate job.
Local and National Newspapers
Newspapers are good sources of local and national vacancies. Jobs can be listed on certain days of the week (eg Press and Journal on a Friday) or daily by sector in national newspapers such as the Guardian. They do not specialise in graduate level employment so read adverts and job specifications carefully.
Recruitment agencies can be good sources of initial employment particularly for more vocationally orientated subjects. To find a list of agencies who specialise in your sector, see the Recruitment and Employment Federation website.
Information on working abroad including sources of vacancies can be found in the working abroad section of our website.