Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Programming, Systems Analysis, Software and Games


Gradcracker - is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on than on any other careers website in the UK.

Prospects job profiles: Programming, Systems Analysis, Software and Games

The link below will take you to a list of detailed profiles from The profiles contain information about what specific roles involve, entry requirements, work experience and career prospects.

CV tips from Google

This short video offers advice on creating a CV for IT jobs that require experience using specific technical skills.

Discover! Creative Careers

Links to information on a wide range of careers in the creative industries.

Bubble Jobs

Search for the latest Digital jobs. Job sectors featured include: Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Content and Copyrighting, Social Media and Online PR, Project Management and Software/ Website Development.

Otta - explore tech jobs and internships

Search for current tech internships and jobs at organisations of various sizes.

Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP)

Britain's leading professional organisation for people who work in the development, installation and testing of business systems and computer software. Website includes a careers section.

ScreenSkills: Games

Information on career roles in this area and the skills required to be successful.

Games Jobs Direct

Search for current opportunities in the Games industry across the world.

Grads in Games

Information and resources to help you explore career options in the Games industry.

How to get into the video games industry (Prospects)

A short video featuring a professional in the video games industry offering advice on starting a career in this sector.

The Scottish Games Network

Organisation representing Scotland's video games and interactive industry. Their website has details of current job opportunities and a directory of companies and freelancers.

British Computer Society (BCS)

The British Computer Society (BCS) is the leading body for those working in IT as well as the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP). Comprehensive careers section with lots of advice, including how to get started and career progression.

E&TJ - Engineering and Technology Jobs

Search for current opportunities in Engineering and Technology (site maintained by IET).


Academic vacancies in Engineering and Technology at universities across the world.

Trainee Finder - gain work experience in the creative industries

A service offered by Creative Skillset which matches you to paid work placements in the animation, film, games, TV and VFX industries. Check their website for details of eligibility and how to register.

Grow your Technical Skills with Google

This resource contains links to online exercises and learning materials to develop your Programming skills. There are separate links for different levels of ability.

UKIE (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment)

UKIE is the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. Their website is a good way to keep up-to-date with developments in this industry.

Cracking the Coding Interview

189 programming questions with solutions to help with preparation for Software Engineering job applications.

  • Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Published: 2016
  • Edition: 6

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

A Career in Coding (Jolt)

Information on career options in Coding: Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer and Full-Stack Developer.

Code First Girls

Free coding courses for women. There is also information on career paths.

University of Aberdeen is a Code First Girls partner. If you use the University of Aberdeen university code, your application will be prioritised. Your unique university code: UPABR

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Scarlet Jeffers (Cybersecurity)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Physics graduate, Scarlet Jeffers, talks about her experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

Creative Pathways - information on Creative Careers

Information on career options in the creative sector with advice on skills and links to further useful resources.

ScreenSkills: Your career

Explore resources designed to help you start or progress your career in film, TV, animation, VFX or games. There are career profiles as well as advice on training, funding and qualifications.

EqualEngineers Student Hub

Online platform for collaborating and networking with Engineering and Technology students from around the world.


Career advice from professionals working in film, games and television.

Remote Tech Jobs

Search for current IT vacancies that are suitable for home working.

Becoming an IT Contractor (Contractor Umbrella)

Advice on the benefits of becoming a contractor and how to find work.


Articles to help you stay up-to-date with developments in IT.

Bright Network career path guide: Technology and IT infrastructure

Information on career options within this sector, skills required, qualifications and employers.

BAFTA Scotland

BAFTA Scotland runs a comprehensive and varied events programme, including a Career Close-Up programme.

Arts, culture and media jobs

Search for jobs in theatre, music, museums, dance, marketing and PR, visual arts, media and culture.

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