Jobs, placements and work experience

Vacancies, jobsites, applying ‘on spec’, social media ... finding a job or placement can be very confusing.

It can also be very time consuming, so you need to know the best way to go about it, especially when employers advertise jobs in different ways, depending on the industry sector or type of work.

Luckily, this section provides the resources to give you the best possible chance of finding work, whether it's part-time work, a placement or the job of your dreams.

Creative job searching

Finding graduate jobs

Tips on where to look for jobs and other ways to find work.

Part-time work Part-time jobs and work experience

Support to help you find opportunities to work while you study.



Enhance your degree through a summer or year long placement.

BikeWorking for yourself

Support available if you are thinking of working for yourself.

International opportunities

International options

Information for international students on working in the UK, and for UK based students who wish to work internationally.

stay safeStay safe when job seeking

Some fraudulent organisations will offer fake vacancies. Here's how to stay safe.

Equality considerations

Equality issues

If you have health or other equality issues that may affect your job options, we can help.

Opportunities for postgraduates

Opportunities for postgraduate researchers

Find opportunities suited to your PhD.