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Graduate jobs

Lots of graduate job opportunities are advertised from the autumn of your final year for programmes that begin in the summer, so it's important to plan ahead to make sure you are maximising your chances of success in finding a role you're happy with. However, many graduate schemes accept graduates one or two years after finishing and there are other routes into graduate-level employment.

Types of graduate employment

  • Graduate jobs are those which usually require a degree from the start, either because the degree gives you the specific knowledge and qualifications to do a job, or because employers value the skills and experience gained from a university education.
  • Graduate schemes are training programmes over a set period, usually one to two years, which offer work experience and training within a company with the opportunity for ongoing employment afterwards (providing you pass the training).
  • Internships offer work experience and training but unlike graduate schemes do not necessarily end in a formal job offer. However, they can be a good way to improve your employability skills and find out whether a job is right for you without signing up for a long period of time. Be aware that some internships are unpaid; think carefully about applying for these. See more on the law on unpaid internships on TARGETjobs.

Below is a range of sources for job opportunities arranged by sector and your faculty. Please feel free to come and see us to find out more.

Getting started

Firstly, take a look at our jobs database; you can book an appointment with us to talk about your options, and check out our Facebook page for our Monday Graduate Jobs & News.

Job search websites

These are mostly sites for vacancies within the UK, although some also cover vacancies from Europe and the rest of the world. If you are an international graduate (i.e. not a British or Irish citizen) looking to work in the UK, see our permission to work in the UK page for visa information.

Researching your career

This Build My Career video gives advice on focusing your job search on relevant organisations: student link / graduate link.

As well as searching via job websites, looking at Labour Market Information (LMI) can help you make realistic plans for your career by giving you a better understanding of what kinds of jobs are available and where they are. Read more about LMI.

You can also search for businesses and organisations by location and sector using resources such as Kompass, and Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about private and public companies.

Websites by subject 

Accountancy, banking and finance

Prospects has useful information on careers related to accountancy, banking and finance.

Science and laboratory work

Prospects has useful information on careers related to science and pharmaceuticals.

Websites by faculty

Engineering and Informatics

Engineering and Design

Informatics and Media

  • BBC Jobs - All jobs available within the BBC.
  • Data & Analytics Jobs
  • Screen Yorkshire - links to the best in film, broadcast and interactive media in Yorkshire and Humber.
  • ScreenSkills - The UK's only impartial media-specific careers advice service, offering careers advice via email and one-on-one careers advice.
  • Develop - Site of the European Develop magazine for everyone in games development - from coders and artists to producers and musicians.
  • - is the market-leading business community for news and information about the global videogames industry.

Health Studies

  • Jobs Go Public -The number one site for all types of jobs in the public sector.
  • PMlive - A guide to careers in the pharmaceutical industry, including a graduate careers and vacancies section.
  • New Scientist Weekly science magazine with a searchable jobs database.
  • NHS Jobs -All jobs in the NHS. 
  • Pharmiweb -Large job search section covering the range of roles within the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • TARGETjobs Healthcare - Online resource for careers in healthcare.
  • BMJ Jobs - Vacancies in medicine across NHS and private organisations.

Life Sciences

  • CY Partners - recruitment specialists for science, engineering & technology
  • Environment Agency - Jobs from the Environment Agency.
  • Environmental Data Services - Visit the ENDS site for news and analysis of the environmental job market, as well as vacancies.
  • Get Reskilled - Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing jobs.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Industry-specific careers advice and jobs board. Some parts of the website are member-only.
  • Life Science Recruitment - Specialist recruitment consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, clinical research, medical device, engineering and scientific sectors in Ireland.
  • PM Live - A guide to careers in the pharmaceutical industry, including a graduate careers and vacancies section.
  • New Scientist - Weekly science magazine with a searchable jobs database.
  • ResearchGate - The largest scientific and research job board in the world with vacancies primarily from the UK, Europe and the States. Includes an online professional social network.
  • British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) - UK archaeology at your fingertips. Employment, education, tools and community.
  • Countryside Jobs Link - Countryside Jobs Link, specifically set up to help you find conservation work.
  • ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Specialist recruitment firm offering vacancies in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.


Management, Law and Social Sciences

School of Law

School of Management

School of Social Sciences


Introduction to the Business Graduates Association (BGA) platform

Find out the benefits of Business Graduates Association membership, available to all Bradford School of Management students.

Jobs for postgraduate researchers and MBAs

See a list of useful websites on our postgraduate students and MBA students.

Job opportunities abroad

Information on working abroad

As well as the Goinglobal resource below, these websites also feature useful information to help you plan for a job outside the UK.



International opportunities from GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal features:

  • expert advice - for finding job overseas, including information on work permits, visa regulations, cultural and relocation information
  • country career guides – packed with country-specific career information, this research tool provides expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad
  • corporate profiles – access more than 400,000 country-specific company profiles in various industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology
  • worldwide job and internship postings – search for job openings in countries around the world. Listings are updated daily

To find out more, visit:

  1. GoinGlobal (link if you are on-campus) 
  2. GoinGlobal (link if you are off campus)

If you are having any issues with accessing GoinGlobal please email

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