Getting Started

Whether you’re starting your first year of study or you’re about to graduate, researching your career options is the first step to finding your graduate role.

Knowing yourself

Assessing your skills, values, interests and motivations will help you to clarify your understanding of yourself. Listing your strengths, weaknesses, and the requirements that your career must meet will help you to identify different occupations and sectors that might be of interest you.

To get started you should create a list of what you "Want" and "Don't want" from your career.

Deciding the answers to these questions should help you narrow down a list of areas and sectors that may be of interest to you.

There are a range of online career tools available that can help you to assess yourself and identify potential career options:

Explore your options

While many opportunities are open to graduates from any degree subject, some may require specialist qualifications and experience. Researching your options early will help you to find relevant experience and gain the transferable skills that employers are looking for.

What can I do with my degree? provide a detailed overview of the career paths available to graduates from a range of degree subjects. Select your degree subject from the list to find out what skills are gained from your course and related career options. also provides detailed job profiles—descriptions of hundreds of popular graduate job roles covering role responsibilities, salary expectations, necessary qualifications and skills that are required.

Don’t forget roughly 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any degree subject, so you don’t have to be limited by what you studied.

Online Career Centre resources

Log in to Career Centre using your student number and password to access the following resources:





What do Manchester Met graduates do?

If you are unsure of what you want to do after university, it can be helpful to hear the stories from other Manchester Met graduates. Take inspiration from what other students have go on to do by watching our graduate videos and case studies on our website and on LinkedIn.

Attend networking and employer events

Get inspiration and have your questions answered by attending our on campus events, talks and workshops, delivered by employers, alumni and professionals. Our careers events cover a range of different sectors and career options to help you make the right choices.

Find our upcoming events on the Man Met Careers website.

Careers and Employability Support

We offer range of support services to Manchester Met students and graduates:

For more information visit