Get a Job

Get a Job

Here at NCUB we understand just how daunting it is finding your first job once graduating, we've joined forces with our business and university members to help provide you with the resources, advice and information you need to be well on your way to finding the right career for you.

There are so many options out there for UK students and recent graduates at the moment and graduate job vacancies have been predicted to rise by 17% which is great news if you're on the look out right now. We're here to help you get a job, get a placement and get advice and most of all we want you to get in touch with us and your peers to tell us how you're doing and if you need any more help.

Graduate Job Site and Graduate Schemes below
Small Businesses

It's easy to look at the campus careers fair and think the only way to get a job is through a big company graduate scheme. But there are also loads of opportunities in smaller companies. About half of mid-sized business with 50-99 employees are hiring graduates. It's a great chance to get some exciting work done straight away in your first job. 10,000 companies grew 20% a year in the last three years. You could be part of these innovative, fast-growing businesses!

NB: Make sure you take a look at the Enternships website - they have worked with over 6500 startups and fast growing businesses, as well as international companies such as Telefónica's Wayra, Havas, EY, Financial Times, and Santander to unlock thousands of work placements, internships and jobs everywhere.

Enterprise

If you can't find the job that you're looking for, why not think about starting your own? There are plenty of opportunities for student enterprise.  

Win with the Santander Universities 60-Second Pitch Awards from Santander
For your chance to win £1,500 plus support from Santander, just pitch your new business idea, concept or product in a 60-second video.

And remember - you don't need to find just one job

With all the careers advice coming your way, you can start thinking that what you need to do is find the job you want to do for years straight away. Actually, employers like graduates who have a few jobs in their first few years after graduating. Businesses told us that what they really valued was flexibility - how can you adapt to a new situation quickly, so trying multiple jobs was a good sign. Remember, nobody has your unique overlap of skills expect you.

Graduate Job Sites

Job search sites specialising in graduate jobs (in alphabetical order)

CareerPlayer

Careers and Employability Service - University of South Wales

Enternships

Guardian Graduate jobs

GradJobs

graduate-jobs

Graduate Land

Graduate Links

Graduate Recruitment Bureau

Graduate Schemes.co.uk

Inside Careers

milkround

Prospects

We Connect Students

Arts Jobs

Young Professionals in the Arts

Arts Jobs

IdeasTap

Graduate Schemes

These major businesses are NCUB members, find out more about working for them: (in alphabetical order)

Accenture

Airbus Group

Anglo American

Arqiva

AstraZenca

Balfour Beatty

BBC

BG Group

Boeing

BP:

British Council

British Library

BT

Centrica

Channel 4:

Cisco

Compass Group

EDF Energy

Elseiver

Finmeccanica

HSBC

KPMG

Legal & General

Lloyds Banking Group

McKinsey & Company

Mitite

Pearson

Prudential

PwC

Rolls-Royce

RBS

Santander

Severn Trent Water

Sky

Slaughter and May

Standard Chartered

STV

Unilever

WPP

NCUB is an independent and not-for-profit organisation. Our listings and advice are neutral and we won't try to sell you anything.

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