Careers and employment

Our award-winning Careers Service can help with your career choices, and offer practical advice about how to progress your career goals.

Our Careers Service offers many opportunities for you to develop a broad range of skills, grow in confidence and learn more about yourself.

The service offers advice, guidance and careers information for all students and our recent graduates.

Careers Service staff can also help you to work while you study or advise on volunteering opportunities.

The Careers Service were always really helpful. They started with my CV and talked me through how to improve it.

Caitlin Stronach

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

More than 3,000 employers advertised 10,000 job vacancies with the Careers Service in 2012/13, including 90 of The Times Top 100 graduate employers.

Our services

Our Careers Service has offices within the University’s Main Library at the heart of the Central Area campus and on our King’s Buildings campus.

We offer you:

  • online jobs board advertising work during semester, vacations and after graduation;
  • face-to-face meetings with a wide range of employers, from top multinationals to local SMEs;
  • comprehensive website and online toolkits supporting your career development;
  • personalised guidance and help with job searching, applications and interviews;
  • opportunities to interact with and learn from business professionals, including access to the University’s worldwide alumni network;
  • bespoke internships in the UK and abroad.

See our Careers Service website for more information on the help they can provide.

Develop your employability

Tomorrow’s employers want more than a degree holder - they want graduates who have developed a range of skills and qualities appropriate for the working world.

Whether you are certain about your future career or are still unsure about what you might do after graduating, be reassured that employers value Edinburgh graduates for their intellectual ability and highly developed transferable skills.

We provide a supportive environment in which you can discover how to develop your skills and personal qualities - both within and outside of study.


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