Careers Service

Looking for work

Although the job market has been hit by COVID-19 a flexible approach and a strong application will put you in a strong position. Read our information on looking for work including graduate jobs, internships and part-time and vacation jobs.

Graduate jobs

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This section outlines a variety of options available to you as a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.

Internships and work experience

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What is work experience and how do you find it? Find out about Internships, creating your own opportunity and the University of Edinburgh Employ.ed Internship Programmes.

Part-time and vacation

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The number of part-time and vacation jobs in some traditional sectors has been much reduced by the impact of COVID-19, but other sectors have seen an increase and new types of work have emerged. Here you'll find information on part time and vacation work including typical jobs, where to find vacancies, advice on combining part time work with your studies and your rights at work.

Researching employers and jobs

Researching sectors will help you identify employers to target with speculative approaches. Researching employers will help you make great applications and is essential for interview preparation.

Recruitment agencies

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In this section you'll find information on recruitment agencies including how to find and register with recruitment agencies. You can also access our latest listing of agencies in Edinburgh.

The Data Driven Innovation programme

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The Data Driven Innovation programme is a project designed to improve the data-literacy of graduates and develop products and services through the use of data.

Using social media in your job search

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Explore general social media tips and the best way to use LinkedIn and Twitter for your job search through the links below.

Your rights at work

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Information and advice on your rights at work including when you start work, leaving a job and employment law.

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