Careers Network

Graduates

Support for graduates

Careers Network continues to support you after you graduate. Whether you need advice on career direction, job applications, securing further study or setting up your own business, our professional team is here to guide you.

2023 Graduates

As a 2023 graduate you still have full access to the services provided by Careers Network for up to 5 years.

Some of the information on our Support for finalists page will be really useful, as will:

Graduate Support

2023 Graduates from undergraduate degrees: If you’re seeking employment or postgraduate study, or are not yet in your preferred role, you can receive personalised, individual support. If you would like to benefit from this, please complete our short 2-minute expression of interest survey and we will contact you with more information.  

2023 Graduates from postgraduate degrees or PhDs: please don't complete the survey above. Instead:

If you’re from our Loughborough campus, please click the ‘All Loughborough Graduates’ tab below for details of the support and appointments that you can access.

If you’re from our London campus, please use the resources on this website and re-register on Target Connect for a ‘graduate account’ which will enable you to book a ‘London Flexible Careers Consultation’.

Target Connect

The University's Target Connect service lists thousands of vacancies a year which are placed by employers who have a specific interest in Loughborough students and graduates. As a graduate you will need to re-register and ‘sign up’ with us, but this is simple to do via the link above.

Talent Match Internships

Our Talent Match Finalist Programme is designed to support final year students and previous year graduates who are keen to secure some graduate-level work in person or remotely. It provides opportunities to experience short-term 140 hour long internships (typically 4 weeks in length, for 35 hours a week) with a range of businesses.  

All opportunities are exclusive to Loughborough University students, and are paid. The opportunities will provide some graduate-level work experience and in some cases the chance to continue working in the business or role beyond the 4 weeks. 

The programme is complete for this academic year but will be available again in October for graduates of 2023, and final year students graduating in 2024.

Further information and dates for this programme will be advised in the new Autumn term, so watch out for reminders and a chance to sign up for these opportunities!

Online tools

We have a suite of free tools that you can access to match you to career areas, understand your work preferences, and practise psychometric tests. To request access to our online tools please email careers@lboro.ac.uk stating your full name and either your student registration number or your degree course and year of graduation. 

Job application advice

Our Make applications web pages provide advice on all aspects of  the job application process including writing effective CVs, polishing your interview technique and performing well at assessment centres and in employer tests.

Loughborough Enterprise Network

For enterprise and business support, telephone 01509 222765 to request an appointment or visit our Loughborough Enterprise Network website for more information.

The Studio

If you graduated up to 5 years ago and are just about to or have recently set up a new business, you are eligible to apply for The Studio. This programme provides entrepreneurial Loughborough graduates access to the resources, facilities, expertise and knowledge to establish and grow sustainable businesses. You can find more information on The Studio website or email incubator@lboro.ac.uk.

If you have an interest in setting up a new business, please sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date with our monthly newsletter.

Graduate employment and skills guide from the Office for Students (OfS)

The Office for Students have collaborated with the Department for Education to produce an online information resource aimed at students about to graduate, or at the start of their career journey. With five important steps to help you think about your choices and what you’d like to do next, from identifying and building your skills, to gaining experience and applying for jobs. With helpful advice on looking after your wellbeing along the way. Click on the link below:

Graduate employment and skills guide

Contact us

You can get in touch with Careers Network by phone on 01509 222765 or email via careers@lboro.ac.uk.

All Loughborough Graduates

Support available up to 5 years after graduation

The support provided by the Careers Network team doesn't stop when you complete your studies and leave the University.

The information and guidance available on this website are often as applicable to you as a graduate and early or mid-career jobseeker.

The University's Target Connect system lists thousands of vacancies a year which are placed by employers who have a specific interest in Loughborough students and graduates. To access Target Connect sign up again as a graduate via our Graduate Login page.

The Make applications pages provide advice on the job application process including writing effective CVs, polishing your interview technique and guidance on assessment centres and psychometric testing.

You are welcome to contact us for careers advice for up to 5 years after graduation and the following appointments and support are available.  Appointments are offered via telephone, MS Teams or in person and for up-to-date details, please see book an appointment.

  • Careers Advice: Book via telephone on 01509 222765 for a 20 minute appointment.
  • Careers Coaching: Book via telephone on 01509 222765 for a 30-minute in-depth discussion with a Careers Coach.
  • Interview Coaching: Book via telephone on 01509 222765 for a 30-60 minute opportunity to practise your interview technique with a Careers Coach.
  • Online Tools:  to match you to career areas, understand your work preferences, and practise psychometric tests. To request access email careers@lboro.ac.uk stating your full name and either your student registration number or your degree course and year of graduation. 
  • Enterprise and Business Support: Telephone 01509 222765 to request an appointment or visit our Loughborough Enterprise Network website for more information.

The Studio

If you graduated up to 5 years ago and are just about to or have recently set up a new business, you are eligible to apply for The Studio. This programme provides entrepreneurial Loughborough graduates access to the resources, facilities, expertise and knowledge to establish and grow sustainable businesses. You can find more information on The Studio website or email incubator@lboro.ac.uk.

If you have an interest in setting up a new business, please sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date with our monthly newsletter.

Support available to alumni graduating over 5 years ago

If you graduated from Loughborough more than 5 years ago you can still access all areas of our website, including our online tools, view job vacancies via Target Connect and attend our careers fairs and employer events.

To request access to our online tools see above.

To access Target Connect sign up again as a graduate via our Graduate Login page.

Another source of careers support is the UK National Careers Service.

Contact us

You can get in touch with Careers Network by phone on 01509 222765 or email via careers@lboro.ac.uk.