Employability

As an Aberdeen graduate you will be perfectly placed to take the first steps to success. Aberdeen graduates earn some of the highest starting salaries in the UK and we offer a professional Careers Service for life in order to maximise our student's employability. As a taught postgraduate student your year will be busy – some planning early on and good time management will ensure you can make the most of it.

  • Know what you want to achieve. Are you looking to develop your employability with a view to changing or advancing your career? Is it a step towards further study or do you have other aims?
  • Work out how to achieve it. There are many opportunities to develop the skills, attributes and experience you are aiming for. The develop skills and attributes section provides further information on these opportunities.
  • Work Based Projects - an optional alternative to the University based dissertation required to complete your Masters studies: work based masters projects.
  • Consider applying for the BP Student Tutoring Scheme to enhance your CV and gain work experience: BP Student Tutoring Scheme.
  • Develop your professional network through attending events organised by your School (many run seminar series throughout the year) or relevant professional bodies (student membership rates are often very reasonable or even free). You can also network online, typically via LinkedIn and Twitter. Visit our using social media in your job search page to find out more.
  • Use CareerConnect to keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities.
  • Think outside of the box. Not all sectors advertise opportunities in the same way. Search our resources to discover more about the job types you are interested in.