Further information


Useful contacts for all your graduate needs.

What’s next?


The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services inform on graduate recruitment, employment and further study. 0114 251 5750; agcas.org.uk


The Association of Graduate Recruiters supply details for UK-based graduate employers. 01926 623236; agr.org.uk

Careers 4 Students

An online jobs board and graduate recruitment site. careers4students.co.uk

Graduate Talent Pool

An online service that connects graduates to businesses through internships. graduatetalentpool.direct.gov.uk

Inspiring Interns

A site for students and graduates to find internships. 020-7269 6720; inspiringinterns.com


Helps graduates understand the industry they’re looking to enter. milkround.com

Further study


Offers postgraduate courses to an international audience. findamasters.com


A jobs board for careers in academia, research, science and related professions. 0247-657 2839; jobs.ac.uk

Masters Compare

A concise Masters comparison directory. masterscompare.co.uk

Postgraduate Studentships

Helps graduates get funding for further study in Britain, with grants available from charities, trust funds and academic institutions. postgraduatestudentships.co.uk

Special training

School Direct

A school-led training path where you can apply to train as a teacher with the expectation of a job when you qualify. education.gov.uk

Earn and learn


A professional development programme run by a partnership of charities that offers a unique opportunity for graduates and people already working in nonprofit organisations to gain experience and build networks across the sector. charity-works.co.uk

Graduate Fasttrack

A graduate recruitment company that places graduates across a portfolio of more than 450 clients. o20-8834 1011; graduate-fasttrack.co.uk

Graduate Prospects

Provides information, advice and opportunities to graduates via study guides, careers services and careers fairs. 0161 277 5200; prospects.ac.uk

Other options

Angel CoFund

A government-supported fund that aims to boost the quality and quantity of business angel investing in England, and supports long-term, high-quality jobs in growing companies. angelcofund.co.uk

Community Service Volunteers

Allows graduates to develop new skills, build confidence and improve their job prospects. csv.org.uk

Entrepreneur First

Finds competent graduates and helps them build their own high-growth start-ups. entrepreneurfirst.org.uk


A social network and travel advice website. 0845 344 7666; gapyear.com


The site to get your flexible European train pass. interrail.eu

Kiwi Campers

Rent a camper van for travelling around New Zealand. +64 3 360 2641; kiwicampers.co.nz


The National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs supports the growth of enterprise societies and represents, trains and connects enterprising students. 020-7749 3746; nacue.com


Provides insight and confidence to help business starters realise their potential. sage.co.uk/business-potential


Helps young, unemployed and disadvantaged people to improve their prospects for sustainable employment. 020-7529 8610; springboard.uk.net


Offers guidance on how to build a new business. 020-8334 1647; startups.co.uk

Volunteering England

Supports organisations that require volunteers and puts graduates in touch with them. 020-7713 6161; volunteering.org.uk


Offers resources to help emerging start-ups across Europe and Latin America. wayra.org/en


A jobs portal with careers advice and job opportunities in a multitude of sectors. ijobs.indpendent.co.uk

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