Finding jobs, applications and the recruitment process

Understanding your options, identifying suitable opportunities and negotiating the recruitment process in the graduate job market

Your degree will open up a huge range of job opportunities for you. Knowing your options in the graduate labour market is the first step to your dream job.

Graduate opportunities exist across all sectors and with employers of all sizes, but there are significant differences in the recruitment process and focus of the roles. Much depends on the size of the company. For example, most large private sector companies and multinationals recruit and train a number of graduates via a graduate scheme every year (which often involve assessment centres and psychometric tests), whereas many public sector employers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) advertise graduate roles on a more ad-hoc basis.

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Where to look for opportunities

CVs and covering letters

Application forms


Psychometric tests

Assessment centres

Book a one-to-one careers meeting

For individual advice on exploring your career options, identifying opportunities and for help with any stage of the recruitment process, you can book a one-to-one meeting with one of our Careers and Employability Advisers. To arrange an appointment, call into a Careers Zone (Byrom Street or Student Life Building), email or telephone us on 0151 231 2048/3719.

You can also attend of our careers and employability events, access resources in Careers Zone 24/7 or download our handy guides on a range of careers and employability topics.