Graduate success and employability
Resources from the York St John Careers team to help you explore your options after study.
Not sure what you'd like to do in your professional career?
Explore yourself, your values and motivations, and the career options that are available to you after your degree at York St John University.
A graduate scheme is a structured training programme run by employers, focusing on your professional development and often providing opportunity to experience multiple business areas. They generally last between 1 and 2 years and involve a rigorous recruitment process. They are available in many careers and industries and offered by a wide range of employers.
You may be unsure what to do after graduating, or you may have a clear idea on your future career trajectory. Wherever you are at with your career thinking, it can be helpful to explore the variety of opportunities that might be available to you, to help you with your career planning and decision making.
What do you like the sound of? What interests you? What do you find interesting about it? What might you need to work on to get there?
A good place to start is by completing the Prospects career planner quiz, to help you develop your self-awareness and explore the careers you are matched with.
If the outcome of the quiz is not aligned with your interests, another great place to start is the What can I do with my degree? section of Prospects, which provides a list of career options directly related to your degree, as well as roles where your degree would be useful. You can select each of these roles to discover more about the required skills, experience and responsibilities of each role.
There are a multitude of Graduate job websites out there. We have listed some of our favourites below:
If you are looking for a role in a specific industry, take a look at sector specific websites, such as TES for teaching jobs, or UK Sport for jobs in the sporting industry. If you want to work for a specific organisation, their own website is the best place to start.
Some more generic job sites are listed below:
It is also worth searching for recruitment agencies in your local area if you are struggling to find employment.