Launch your graduate career
If you would like support with planning your next steps after university join us for:
- a wide variety of sessions,
- a copy of the recording (if you can’t attend live) once registered.
10.00-10.30 - Introduction to LYGC - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - Grad schemes - where to start - Book your place
10.00-11.00 - Finding hidden vacancies - Book your place
13.00-14.00 - Clueless about your career? What to do when you don't know what to do - Book your place
11.00-12.00 - LinkedIn Masterclass - Book your place
15.00-16.00 - Job search strategies - Book your place
10.00-11.30 - Assessment Centres and psychometric tests - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - How can I develop experience in my final year of study? - Book your place
11.00-12.30 - Working in the UK as an international student (with ISA) - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - Considering Post Graduate Study - Book your place
10.00-11.00 - CVs, Cover letters and Applications - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - Selling your skills - Book your place
10.00-11.00 - Dealing with anxieties when applying for jobs - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - Interview skills - Book your place
140.00-15.00 - Disclosing disabilities and personal information to recruiters - Book your place
10.00-11.00 - Handy hints when starting a new job - Book your place
14.00-15.00 - Self employment - Book your place
Where are you now?
We’ve developed resources tailored to supporting you, regardless of where you are with your decision making process.
What happens when?
How can we help?
Our pages have a wide range of resources and advice. One of the most popular for final year students is our ‘Where can your degree subject take you’ section.
As a University of Plymouth student, you have access to myCareer. This is a platform where you can set your preferences to make it work for you. As a final year student it is the go-to place for all queries. You can:
- Search for vacancies and sign up to receive tailored vacancy alerts
- Book to attend events
- Get support with applications: CV builder and CV360 (which will check your CV and offer feedback) and Interview 360 (an automated service to safely practice your interviews)
- Practise psychometric tests
- Prepare for assessment centres
- The digital support tab has a wide range of resources around labour market for particular industries, career quizzes, publications etc.
Through the year we have a rolling programme of workshops which are skills based and help you build skills to help with your career planning. Sessions include:
- CVs and applications
- Assessment centres
- Considering postgraduate study
- Interview skills,
- Master LinkedIn
We offer 2 types of appointments:
- Information and advice - 20 minute appointments to help you with job search/CVs/applications etc. Bookable via myCareer.
- Guidance - 30 minutes with a qualified guidance professional to help you explore your options. Please contact us via email/phone to request this.
Individual appointments will focus on you. We’re not here to make your decisions for you but we can help you explore your options and move your plans forward.
Career Development Coaching
If you are in your final year, have additional barriers and feel that ongoing support throughout the year would be of benefit for you, you can request this through our Career Development Coaching. Typical barriers include – mental health, physical health, being from a minority ethnic group, being from a postcode area where few go to university – more details are available on our equality, social mobility and diversity page. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.
We offer some amazing events throughout the year to help you explore your options. Alongside a variety of different themed careers fairs where you can meet employers, there are Employer Insight Panels. Again themed, we invite a variety of employers to share their wisdom and advice on their industry. These are a great way to explore the realities of potential areas of work. All are advertised on myCareer where you can sign up to secure your place.
If you are starting your final year and you feel a lack of experience may hold you back, take advantage of the opportunities to secure some work experience.
We offer mentoring opportunities (you will be paired with a mentor matched to you career interest) and micro-internships (up to 2 weeks of work experience), sign up to be a Student Ambassador or explore other options including volunteering, part-time jobs or placements.
Log in to Digital Career Resources
Final year checklist
Considering further study
Undertaking postgraduate study could give you the competitive edge in a turbulent job market, along with providing you with the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field.
Discover different types of postgraduate study and factors to consider in order for you to decide if postgraduate study is right for you. Also as a finalist from the University of Plymouth, you may be entitled to our alumni 20% discount.