Postgraduate study

Careers and employment

Our award-winning Careers Service offers practical advice and support to help you achieve your career goals.

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Careers Service

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 is open to all students and our recent graduates, and it offers:

  • 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

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

Careers Service

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

Careers Service

I cracked one of the most competitive graduate programmes and the Careers Service was a great help during what was a very stressful time with little margin for error.

Udita BanerjeeMSc Electronics graduate, Middleware Analyst, RBS Technology Services

Helping you find employment

More than 13,500 vacancies from more than 3,500 employers were advertised with the Careers Service in 2013/14, including 88 of The Times Top 100 employers.

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.

The Careers Service support was fundamental to helping me understand how to build my skills and engage with the labour market.

Alessandro CristoforiMSc Geographical Information Science (GIS) graduate, GIS Developer, thinkWhere