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Moving on as a graduate

We help you continue your journey after graduation

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Although your studies have come to an end, the careers team are here to help you find a graduate position for up to three years after graduation.

We can help you explore your options, plan your next steps, search for opportunities, improve your applications, tackle assessment centres and perfect your interview technique.

Our flexible service means that we can support you even if you're far from campus - phone, Skype and email appointments are available in addition to face-to-face sessions with your careers consultant.

Whatever your plans for the future, staying in touch will ensure you get full access to our best advice and opportunities for up to three years after you graduate.

 

 

Ways to stay connected

  • Book a one-to-one appointment with your specialist Careers Consultant who can identify target roles and work with you to create an action plan to get started. They can also help you prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • Make use of our 15 minute Quick Query appointments which are ideal for CV checks and quick advice 
  • Access graduate vacancies from 4,000 employers. Email careers@brunel.ac.uk to obtain access to our jobs board giving your student number, course and date of graduation
  • Email careers@brunel.ac.uk to stay on our mailing lists for the latest subject-specific jobs and opportunities 
  • Attend Graduate events including the 'Uncovered' industry insight sessions, recruitment fairs, employer pop-up stands and workshops on job-finding strategies and understanding what employers want
  • Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for regular news and opportunities, including our hand-picked #JoboftheWeek and the latest careers events in London and across the UK


Graduates more than three years on...

Graduates who completed their Brunel course more than three years ago are welcome to use the information on our website and to access the vacancies (Please email us putting 'Vacancy access' as the subject, and giving your student ID number, course and year of graduation).

However, demands on staff time mean that it is not normally possible to see a Careers Consultant. Graduates who have moved on to study at other UK universities are encouraged to use the Careers service of their present/recent university.

Similarly we are not able to provide a service to graduates from other universities and advise you to contact your University careers service for help. 

Other sources of careers advice and information
  • Career Development Institute (CDI) Search the Register of Career Development Professionals to find help from a professional near you.
  • Prospects Careers advice/information and job and course opportunities for students and graduates.
  • GOV.UK Finding a job (general information only, not specifically targeting graduates)
  • National Careers Service Help to choose/change career; skills tests; job and course search advice; job profiles; and help from careers advisers.
  • TARGETjobs Graduate jobs, employer links, career planner, careers sectors and advice.
  • Yell  Search for organisations providing graduate careers advice in your area. Check organisations out carefully as most will charge for their services.
Organisations in your local area

Your local council may have information on their website from organisations providing careers advice to local residents. Many of the services will be free but you may have to meet specific criteria to qualify, for example you may need to be long term unemployed, have a disability or come from a particular social/economic group. You may be able to pick up leaflets about relevant organisations from your local library. Your local Job Centre will also be able to assist with your job search.

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Create a job search plan with your careers consultant and secure your dream role. 

Even though you may feel late to the market and a lot of your friends have already found work, the reality is that with a good plan and good quality and quantity of applications, you can still find success in your job search.

Careers Consultants can help you to put together a plan and help you execute it to help you find the right role. You will need to be determined and motivated and remember that each job is different. Each application that you submit will need care and attention in order to be shortlisted by the employer.

You may find yourself in a position where you have no real plan on what kind of roles you want to approach. We can help with this, so please come and see us and have a look at these pages:

You will have more time to search for roles and tailor your applications now, but you will also have plenty of competition, so work with the Professional Development Centre to ensure that each application that you complete has a good chance of being selected for interview.

Find out more

You may find yourself working in the same part-time role that you had whilst you were at university, but remember that job hunting can also be a full time job and you will need to manage how many hours you work in the part-time role and maintain a real focus on your ultimate goal - a graduate career. Try and allocate specific time in the week to job hunting and plan your work effectively.

You can still keep in touch with us and be sent intermittent job opportunities and careers information. Just email careers@brunel.ac.uk. 

 

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About the survey

Graduate Outcomes is the new national survey used to find out what students go on to do after they graduate from University.

All students who have completed a course will be contacted 15 months after graduation by email or phone to complete the survey.  

What the survey is for

The results of the survey are important because they will:

  • provide current and future students with an insight into career destinations and development
  • help the University evaluate, promote and improve our services and courses
  • allow policy makers, charities, journalists, researchers and others to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market

How you can help

Keep your contact details updated in eVision so that we can pass the correct details on to the survey provider. 

Respond to the survey as soon as you receive the email or follow up phone call inviting you to take part.

Join our alumni network so the University can keep you updated and connect you with other graduates and professionals. 

More information

The survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Please see the Graduate Outcomes website to find out more about the survey and to understand how your data will be used.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please get in touch with Suzanne Palmer, our Graduate Outcomes Coordinator.