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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

Criminology naturally aligns itself with careers related to the criminal justice system. Probation services, prison officers, police officers, restorative justice, working with victims of crime. Many criminology students also consider roles in the civil service, youth and community services, research, the legal sector, social work or teaching. 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 to 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 an 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 Complete our 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 Law, Criminology and Policing students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

  • Closing Date: 02/09/2024Location: England – North West.Ready to step into the legal world? Express Solicitors are currently ranked 80 out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and ranked in the top ten for the Best Law Firm to work for in the UK by Best Companies. We have a […]
  • Closing Date: 18/11/2024Location: England – North West.Location:Edge Hill University Campus (to be confirmed) and on site with the CELLS Project About the Provider:The Choices, Education, Learning Lifelong Skills Project (CELLS) is a truly beneficiary-led organisation. Using innovative approaches to inspire Children and Young People (CYP) across Merseyside, C.E.L.L.S’ unique and authentic approach of […]
  • Closing Date: 14/10/2024Location: England – North West.Are you looking for an opportunity to develop yourself, to lead and inspire young people? If so why not become a Cadet Leader and support Lancashire Police Cadets. We are looking for volunteers to support our Police Cadet scheme in Lancashire. Lancashire Police Cadets are young […]

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