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Graduate support

We're here to help you for up to three years after graduation

One minute you’re focused on finals, the next the big wide world of work is beckoning. The Careers team is on hand to bridge that gap…

So how can we help?

  • Access to graduate vacancies from around 4,000 employers. Please email careers@brunel.ac.uk to obtain access giving your student number, course and date of graduation
  • Get practical support throughout the job hunting process
  • Continued access to our daily 15 minute Quick Query appointments - ideal for CV checks and quick advice
  • Longer one-to-one guidance appointments 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 to prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • Don't worry if you live some way from campus as you can opt to interact with Careers Consultants by Skype, 'phone, email and, of course, face-to-face
  • Graduates who have moved on to study at other UK universities are encouraged to use the Careers service of their current university. During busy periods, current Brunel students may take precedence
  • Graduate events including the 'Uncovered' industry insight sessions, recruitment fairs, employer pop-up stands and workshops on job-finding strategies and understanding what employers are looking for 
  • Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page
  • Take a look at the InfoBytes blog giving events/activities and resources
  • Get in touch - just email careers@brunel.ac.uk or visit us on the 1st Floor, Bannerman Centre (Library building)

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
  • Careers Group Consultancy, University of London provide one-to-one career advice including CV/interview support, career progression and development training, and redundancy and re-entry coaching. A scale of charges applies depending on the services accessed.
  • 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.

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