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Find employers

These pages will help you find and research employers and enable you to:

  • Become aware of the whole range of opportunities for graduate jobs, placements and internships;
  • Decide which employers you may be interested in applying to;
  • Answer questions on application forms such as “Why do you want to work for us?”

They do not just list sites where jobs for graduates and undergraduates are advertised but also include resources that will help you to do more in-depth research to find out about employers.
This research will really help you to make your applications stand out – all graduate recruiters appreciate a candidate who has shown the motivation to research the company and its environment. You should know:

  • What the employer does (they may do more than you think! Did you know, for example, that Mars make petfood and pasta sauces as well as chocolate?)
  • What the job for which you are applying involves
  • What sort of person the employer is looking for
  • Current issues affecting the employer's business interests (such as mergers, new government legislation, the stock market, environmental or political issues). This will help you to show commercial awareness

When visiting an employer’s website, don’t just look at their graduate recruitment pages. Other sections (such as About Us, Media or News)will give you extra information that will help you find out about these current issues and latest developments.

Graduate internships

Many employers, from large companies to small businesses and from government departments to charities, are now offering internships to graduates. These are short-term, career-related posts which can start at any time of year and typically last around three to six months. They offer a good way to gain initial experience or to try out a career area that interests you. 

  • Graduate STEP 2-3 month internships offering meaningful, paid work for recent graduate
  • Inspiring Interns graduate internships, jobs and work placements, mostly based in and around London. The site also includes advice, a blog and live chat.
  • InternJobs a global database of internships and entry-level positions for students, recent graduates and career changers
  • https://uk.jooble.org/jobs-internship  - Jooble is a good resource with thousands of roles

 

Most of these cover companies offering graduate jobs, internships and placement years and include background information as well as vacancies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 23/10/2021