This section outlines a variety of options available to you as a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.
While graduate jobs are most often associated with graduate training schemes, structured programmes only represent a small proportion of the overall number of jobs suitable for graduates. Here we explain how to find both advertised and 'hidden' opportunities.
Finding graduate jobs
Learn the difference between a graduate scheme and graduate job, what you need to apply and how to find the opportunity that is right for you.
Working for an SME
SMEs offer an alternative to the graduate recruitment schemes and other graduate roles offered by larger organisations.
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.
Finding unadvertised jobs
Proactive or creative job searching is about uncovering or creating potential opportunities which are not advertised and are therefore ‘hidden’. It can be a powerful strategy when looking for work.