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Graduates

We recognise that now more than ever graduates need access to expert careers information and support to help them navigate a competitive job market. The good news is that we have expanded our support to recent graduates. You can access expert help and advice for up to three years from your graduation. Read below to learn more about how we can work with you as a graduate.

Did you graduate in 2021? If so, the Careers team will be offering a career planning and support course that includes the option of 1-1 support with your own career coach. To express your interest in the course, please fill in the form and will be in touch with more information in the coming weeks.
Sign up for our careers planning and support course

How to access us as a graduate

To access Edge Hill University Careers services:

  • 2020 and 2021 graduates need to register first. Make sure you include your old student number.
  • Once registered, go into the ‘Me’ area, click on your ‘profile’ and update your personal email address.

When you complete your profile on the site, let us know what jobs you are interested in. You can then set up email alerts for specific information and job vacancies that are relevant to you.

Drop us a message

Obtain expert help and advice via email through our Graduate’s Ask a Question service. You can talk to us about anything careers related. Maybe you are considering what your career options are after your degree, or you want our thoughts on an application, CV or personal statement.

Help and advice

We offer support on:

Appointments

Why not book a 30-minute appointment with one of our Careers Advisers, to discuss your career plans or questions? We will do our best to help you to plan your next steps.

Making career plans

Career planning is an ongoing process and something that you will do throughout life as you get to know yourself and what’s important to you and as your opportunities and priorities change. It can feel quite overwhelming to be faced with such an important choice, but remember that not all graduates have a grand career plan when they leave university and most people have several different roles over the course of their career so the first thing you do doesn’t need to be the thing you do for the rest of your life.

There are many different theories and approaches to career planning and people make career plans and choices in different ways. Whilst some plan their career in detail and follow a structured path, others take a more open and less structured approach preferring to test out interests and make the most of chance opportunities.

Things to consider

Yourself

Your career options

Your next steps

Making decisions

Looking for a graduate job?

Careers Vacancy Portal Graduate Jobs page

Want to work in the North West?

If you are looking for work in the North West watch our video on how to find a graduate job in the North West.

Alumni support

Follow us on Connect to enjoy a space to network with fellow alumni, get support with your personal development and access career-boosting opportunities. You can also use the platform to let us know whether you’d like to give back to your University through the gift of your time.

Find out more about the Graduate Outcomes Survey which you will be asked to complete 15 months after you have completed your course.

Making applications

In a competitive graduate job market, submitting strong applications and being well prepared for the selection process is more important than ever.

To increase your chances of success:

Your skills

When you graduated from Edge Hill, you left us with much more than a degree. Your coursework, dissertations, placements and work experience equipped you with a whole host of important transferrable skills and attributes to set you up for the working world.

Identifying your skills

Core skills

Conceptualising skills

People related skills

Personal attributes

No matter what study or career path you have taken after leaving University, you will use lots of the above transferable skills and attributes on a daily basis.

For example, if you are currently working in a bar, some of the skills you will be using include:

  • Communication – speaking with customers
  • Teamwork – cooperating with colleagues
  • Professionalism – handling difficult people and situations
  • Empathy – understanding and appreciating the feelings of customers
  • Adaptability and flexibility – responding positively to changes in working patterns and responsibilities.
It’s important that you can articulate your skills, as recruiters will be looking for relevant examples during the application and interview process.