Careers Network

Graduates

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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.

To support those most affected by the impact of COVID-19 full graduate support has been extended from 3 to 5 years for 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates.*

2022 Graduates

As a 2022 graduate you still have full access to the services provided by Careers Network. This has been extended for up to 5 years to support graduates most affected by the impact of COVID-19 on the graduate job market.

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

GRADS 2022 Support

Graduate Futures Summer Course: Move your career forward after graduation

Graduating this year and feeling unsure about your next steps?  Got some ideas about a career – or no clue at all? Whichever it is, we are delighted to invite you to join our brand-new online summer course for 2022 Loughborough Graduates.

Consisting of two short online modules and two interactive virtual evening workshops (July 28th and August 18th) this course will help you take your next steps after graduation. The modules will provide resources to help you make career plans and put them into action. At the interactive workshops you will collaborate with other new graduates and access expert support from our dedicated careers coaches, still here to support you when you leave university. All participants will receive a free gift and ongoing dedicated careers support.

To register please complete this short registration form.

2022 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.  

2022 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 Careers Online for a ‘graduate account’ which will enable you to book a ‘London Flexible Careers Consultation’.

Careers Online

The University's Careers Online 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 Graduate Internships

You can also benefit from our Talent Match Graduate Programme designed to support our 2022 and 2021 graduates who are keen to secure some graduate-level work in person or remotely. We are offering 140 hour long graduate internships (typically 4 weeks in length, for 35 hours a week) with a range of businesses.

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. All opportunities are exclusive to Loughborough University students and are paid.  If you are interested, sign up by clicking here. Once you complete the short survey, we will provide you with a link to view and apply for the roles.

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.

2021 Graduates

As a 2021 graduate you still have full access to the services provided by Careers Network. This has been extended for up to 5 years to support graduates most affected by the impact of COVID-19 on the graduate job market.

GRADS 2021 Support

2021 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 until the end of August 2022. 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.  

2021 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 Careers Online for a ‘graduate account’ which will enable you to book a ‘London Flexible Careers Consultation’.

Careers Online

The University's Careers Online 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 Graduate Internships

You can also benefit from our Talent Match Graduate Programme designed to support our 2022 and 2021 graduates who are keen to secure some graduate-level work in person or remotely. We are offering 140 hour long graduate internships (typically 4 weeks in length, for 35 hours a week) with a range of businesses.

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. All opportunities are exclusive to Loughborough University students and are paid.  If you are interested, sign up by clicking here. Once you complete the short survey, we will provide you with a link to view and apply for the roles.

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 3 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 in the pages of this website are often as applicable to you as a graduate and early or mid-career jobseeker.

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

You can also benefit from our Talent Match Graduate Internship Programme designed to support our graduates keen to secure some graduate-level work in person or remotely.  All opportunities are exclusive to Loughborough University students and are paid.  If you are interested, sign up by clicking here. Once you complete the short survey, we will provide you with a link to view and apply for the roles.

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 3 years after graduation* and the following appointments and support are available.  Appointments are currently being offered via telephone or MS Teams and for up-to-date details, please see Book an appointment.

  • Telephone Advice: Book via telephone on 01509 222765.
  • 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.

Support available to alumni graduating over 3 years ago*

If you graduated from Loughborough more than 3 years ago you can still access all areas of our website, including our online tools, view job vacancies via Careers Online and attend our careers fairs and employer events.

To request access to our online tools see above.

To access Careers Online sign up again as a graduate via our Graduate Login page.

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

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.

Contact us

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