Careers Support for Graduates

As a recent graduate of The University of Manchester you can continue to use the Careers Service within your eligibility period; usually for two years after completing your degree.

This means you will continue to have access to:

Get in touch if you would like to discuss how we can support you with your career. Check out our five top tips for reconnecting with the Careers Service as a recent graduate, or go head and book a one-to-one careers appointment with one of our Careers Consultants via Zoom.

If you are a graduate from The University of Manchester and your eligibility period has ended, find out more about external sources of careers support.

What next after university?

Use our Interactive Graduate timeline to help you plan your next steps after you complete your course.


CareerConnect allows you to search for job opportunities, register for events, and book appointments. All graduates can continue to access CareerConnect for two years after they finish their course.

After you graduate, you can continue to access CareerConnect using the ‘Student sign in’ option with your student email address until you receive a ‘permission denied’ error message after entering your details. Once this happens, all you have to do is click on the ‘Graduate sign in and registration’ option, and register for your free graduate account using your personal email address and alumni ID number (the same as your student ID number), as explained here. Then you will be able to access your free, graduate CareerConnect account for two years after your course completion date.

Please note: you cannot apply for a graduate account while your student account is still active.

More help finding a graduate job

  • Manchester Graduate Talent Paid, graduate-level roles in Greater Manchester for 2023 and 2024 graduates from The University of Manchester.
  • UoM Future Leaders Graduate Programme A graduate scheme at The University of Manchester for University of Manchester students and graduates.
  • Finding hidden graduate jobs Our guide on how to access graduate opportunities and work experience that aren’t openly advertised, including tips on making speculative applications and networking.

Not sure where to start?

International graduates

  • International careers support Get advice and resources on finding work in the UK as an international student, returning to your home country, or working elsewhere.

Master's/PhD graduates