Jobs after you graduate

Resources to help you find and apply for graduate level jobs.

Start your graduate job search early

CVs, applications and interviews

Preparation is everything. A good quality application increases your chances of being shortlisted.

Don't give the recruiter a reason to reject your application. 

Check our guides to CVs and Applications and Interviews and Assessment Centres, which also includes information about psychometric tests.

Searching for vacancies

Here’s a list of 2018-19 Graduate Scheme closing dates with major Manchester Met graduate employers for you to check out!

Search vacancies on MMyou - the new interactive careers centre (log in using your university ID) 

Our guide Looking for Graduate Jobs is essential reading, providing you with tips and advice for your job search.

A graduates guide to job titles - and what they really mean.

In our section careers guides and videos we have many other resources to help you.

Top graduate employers

The Complete University Guide lets find out who are the top graduate employers in different parts of the UK.

You can filter by region, industry and occupation to see who the big recruiters are. Then visit the relevant employer's careers page to find out about the current graduate opportunities available.

Find out who are the Top Graduate Employers in your region.

Graduate job sites

The specialist graduate sites may not always be the best starting point.

They may list only a relatively small number of opportunities, typically from the larger graduate recruiters and employers.

The more general job sites may offer a wider range of opportunities in the area that you wish to work.

Sites worth looking at include:

However, you should not ignore the specialist graduate sites. Examples of which include:

Recruitment agencies

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is a professional body representing this sector.

REC's Member Directory lets you find local agencies who specialise in the sector that you are interested in. 

Using social media

LinkedIn is a networking site increasingly used by some employers as a recruitment tool.

If using LinkedIn you will need to think very carefully about the profile you set up.

Read our guide Creating your LinkedIn profile to help you make the right impression.

TALENTmatch graduate recruitment

This is our own in-house recruitment team, operating within the University.

We work mainly with local employers looking to recruit our graduate talent.

Register with TALENTmatch if you are looking for graduate work in the Greater Manchester region.

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