Careers support for second year

Welcome to your second year

Have you booked an appointment to see us yet? If you don’t know what you want to do, we can help you to find out.

Available support

Making the most of your second year

Here are some ideas of what else you can be doing to help your future career plans take shape:

What can I do with my degree?

As part of your degree you will develop many transferable skills which mean that you have more careers choices than you may think.

  • Explore a range of career paths within our help by subject pages
  • Develop your skills by taking part in the Competitive Edge Certificate. This is an employability programme for second year students who are studying on an undergraduate degree.  It’s your chance to get ahead and beat the competition!
    Find out more and complete our Expression of Interest Form now.
  • If you’re interested in working for yourself following your degree, take a look at our useful information on self employment
  • Consider a placement in your summer vacation or undertake a sandwich placement between your 2nd and 3rd years of study
  • You can choose to undertake further study following your undergraduate degree

Career Planning

If you aren’t sure about your future plans, the Prospects website can be a good starting point to generate ideas.

Browse through the useful information in the Prospects Student Career Guide 2020/21

Review The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

Watch this video to find out how best to navigate the Prospects website: