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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

As a biology graduate you have a variety of careers available to you, including nature conservation, microbiology, genetic counsellor, researcher and medical representative.  As there are lots of options, it can be difficult deciding, so this guide and the careers team can help. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?

Develop – Developing skills and experience

If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement, which will look fantastic on your CV and increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.

Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study

When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at a earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.

Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.

Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace

Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.

CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet

Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.

Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments

Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.

Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview

How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.

Our top tips and advice Online learning pathway – Postgraduate study

Live opportunities

Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Biology students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

  • Closing Date: 00:00 11-Jul-2025Location: England – North West.Our volunteers are important to us, and we want to give you the best opportunities possible to ensure this experience is meaningful and enjoyable.We provide as much flexibility as we can with the tasks required and will keep you informed of new activities and offer […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 11-Jul-2025Location: England – North West.Our volunteers are important to us, and we want to give you the best opportunities possible to ensure this experience is meaningful and enjoyable. We provide as much flexibility as we can with the tasks required and will keep you informed of new activities and offer […]
  • Closing Date: 06-Mar-2024Location: England – Greater London.UCLH are seeking top class leaders of the future with the potential to make a difference at one of the biggest and most reputable NHS trusts in the country. You’ll be ambitious, have a drive to succeed and a determination to support the delivery of the […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: Scotland.Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, […]
  • Closing Date: 15-Mar-2024Location: UnknownLove science but would like to have a more commercially driven career in a dynamic, fast paced company?  Join our high-performing conference production team where you will create innovative events for the science community. We're looking for ambitious graduates with a natural passion for research and a thirst for […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 11-Jul-2025Location: England – North West.Our volunteers are important to us, and we want to give you the best opportunities possible to ensure this experience is meaningful and enjoyable. We provide as much flexibility as we can with the tasks required and will keep you informed of new activities and offer […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 11-Jul-2025Location: England – North West.Our volunteers are important to us, and we want to give you the best opportunities possible to ensure this experience is meaningful and enjoyable. We provide as much flexibility as we can with the tasks required and will keep you informed of new activities and offer […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 11-Jul-2025Location: England – North West.Our volunteers are important to us, and we want to give you the best opportunities possible to ensure this experience is meaningful and enjoyable. We provide as much flexibility as we can with the tasks required and will keep you informed of new activities and offer […]
  • Closing Date: 17-Mar-2024Location: England – South West.We’re looking for exceptional Foundation Scientific Software Engineers to help us make a difference to our planet.This job may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in the office at our Exeter HQ and part of the week […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – East.,England – South East.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.,Northern Ireland. AECOM operates to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and […]
  • Closing Date: 18-Mar-2024Location: England – North West.Teacher of Mathematics £30,000- £46,525   Full time and permanent ECTs welcome to apply   Are you a talented and committed teacher/ECT of Mathematics looking to join a highly successful and oversubscribed school in North Cheshire? Culcheth High School is looking to recruit a Mathematics Teacher […]
  • Closing Date: 11-Mar-2024Location: Wales.Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 11th March 2024   Explore the Frontier of Innovation as an Associate Patent Examiner Patent examining offers a gateway to a fascinating realm where scientific and technical ingenuity meets legal acumen.   At the Intellectual Property Office, we're seeking talented individuals with a […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands. AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – North West.,England – West Midlands.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.,Scotland. AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – North West.,England – South East.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber. AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East.,England – South East.,England – West Midlands.Classroom-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme based in one of our 57 schools. AET is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts nationwide and we are partnered with Ark Teacher Training to deliver our programme.You'll gain a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education) […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – East.,England – Greater London.,England – South East.,England – South West.,England – West Midlands.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Classroom-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme based in one of our 57 schools. AET is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts nationwide and we are partnered with […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – Greater London.Redefine the boundaries of ambition This is our purpose. This is our promise. This is our legacy. At Mace, we’re global experts in shaping the built environment – helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. From consultancy to construction, we […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – South West.WRc, a member of RSK Group is searching for a Field Engineer / Trainee Field Engineer to join our team in Swindon on a full-time, permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small team, assisting in carrying out our pipeline inspection surveys. This is a physically demanding position in which you will mainly travel from Swindon […]
  • Closing Date: 31-Mar-2024Location: England – West Midlands.RSK ADAS Ltd, a part of the RSK Group Ltd, is looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a full time, permanent basis. This mixed practical hands-on role, working both outside and in the office, will be based out of our Rosemaund office in Herefordshire.  Working within the ADAS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Business, this role […]

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