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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

Graduates with social science degrees progress into careers in a variety of sectors. Employers value the knowledge and skills that are developed on these programmes. Graduates have a strong knowledge and understanding of social, cultural, psychological and political issues and the ability to apply this knowledge to many different settings. 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 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.

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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.

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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 students of Social Sciences. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

  • Closing Date: 07-May-2024Location: England – North West.About Chasing the Stigma: Chasing the Stigma is a national mental health charity on a mission to normalise and humanise conversations about mental health, ensuring that everyone in the UK can access clear pathways to timely and relevant support, whenever and wherever they need it. With […]
  • Closing Date: 20-May-2024Location: England – North West.Are you looking for a rewarding role where you feel fulfilled knowing that you and your team have made a difference to the amazing young people you work with?Peterhouse School is a non-maintained specialist school for autistic children aged 5-19. Our students have bright futures ahead […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – North East.,England – North West.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is contributing toward operational excellence ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – North West.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is having a positive impact on Safety, Health, Environment and Crime ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is project management ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student for a 10 month placement starting September 2024. […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is innovation, engagement and making a difference ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student for a 10 month […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is understanding how the wider business works ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student for a 10 month […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – North West.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is financial audits and procurement ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student for a 10 […]
  • Closing Date: 05-May-2024Location: England – North West.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Is commercial marketing and business growth ‘Your Thing’? ​ Northern is on a mission to support and develop the next generation of talent. And we’re offering you the opportunity to join the us as a Year In Industry student for a […]
  • Closing Date: 10-May-2024Location: England – South East.The Opportunity Salary:  NJC Grade 8 £30,296 – £33,024 per annum (pro rata for part time) Working Pattern:  Full time, 37 hours per week. Part time will be considered.Contract:  PermanentLocation:  Crawley (plus Crawley Weighting Allowance of £561 per annum), Bognor Regis, or Chichester You will need to […]
  • Closing Date: 30-Jun-2024Location: England – North West.Short Breaks Support Worker (Project Worker 1) – Liverpool Short Breaks Service About Us: Barnardo's Liverpool Short Breaks Service is a newly commissioned service by Liverpool City Council, designed to provide essential short breaks for children and young people aged 8-18 with special educational needs and disabilities. […]
  • Closing Date: 28-Apr-2024Location: England – North West.Liverpool Transition, Preparation and Moving-On Service – Children's Residential Home Barnardo's Transition, Preparation and Moving-On Service is looking for As & when (Bank) staff for its 4 bed Children's home. This is a service commissioned by Liverpool City Council to deliver Children's residential support in line […]
  • Closing Date: 30-Nov-2026Location: England – North West.Location: Merseyside within the community Role Type: Variable hours (Full-time or Part-time) Salary: £12 per hour depending on skills, experience and type of shift Lagan’s Foundation is an established provider of specialist home healthcare to children across the Northwest of England.   We are excited to […]
  • Closing Date: 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an RAF Nurse, you will be providing direct nursing care in a variety of different clinical settings.  After Basic Training you will be assigned to work within one of the Joint Hospital Groups (JHGs) or alternatively the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM). Typical responsibilities include: Aeromedical Evacuation […]
  • Closing Date: 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an RAF Nursing Officer, you’ll be both a commissioned officer and a nurse. That means you will be trained to show leadership and management skills in a team environment, as well as providing excellent standards of nursing. Nursing Officers provide the highest standards of patient care and […]
  • Closing Date: 07-May-2024Location: England – Greater London.ABOUT THE BUSINESS:   The Emerald Cultural Institute has a very clear mission statement: ‘People are at the heart of what we do. We provide a transformative educational and cultural experience within a positive, nurturing environment where both students and staff can grow and prepare to […]
  • Closing Date: 06-May-2024Location: England – Greater London.ABOUT THE BUSINESS:The Emerald Cultural Institute has a very clear mission statement: ‘People are at the heart of what we do. We provide a transformative educational and cultural experience within a positive, nurturing environment where both students and staff can grow and prepare to meet their […]
  • Closing Date: 17-May-2024Location: England – North West.AIMS (Activities Intense Mentoring Service)We are looking for either student placements or volunteers to help with our AIMS service.The service works alongside young people to provide help services and mentoring to support them with life skills. This opportunity would be ideal for anyone who is looking […]
  • Closing Date: 30-Apr-2024Location: England – North West.Responsible To:                      Chief Executive Purpose of The Post This is a multifaceted role, which includes; managing our small independent Early Education Centre, working directly with our Early Years children to nurture their abilities, knowledge and social skills, supporting our Out of School and Holiday club in […]
  • Closing Date: 01-Oct-2024Location: England – North West.Bolton Area We are looking for more therapists to join our incredible, ever growing and fantastically supportive team! We are recruiting for ABA therapists in Bolton. A minimum commitment required of 10 hours per week, flexible to your schedule and client's needs. This role involves travelling […]

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