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Careers: Graduates

Graduates

Top Tips

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1. Prepare your CV and adapt it to suit vacancies you are applying for

2. Practise your interview technique

3. Give yourself time to produce a really good application

4. Research the company or course you are applying to

Postgraduate Education vs Postgraduate Employment

There are many useful tools available to graduates to ensure they are prepared for their next step. This could be a continuation of your studies to Masters (Level 7) or a Doctorate (Level 8), a job or entry into a graduate scheme. Use our helpful tools to access information about all of these possibilities and help you to decide which is the best route and how to prepare to be successful in your chosen pathway. Find out more about postgraduate study, postgraduates jobs and internships with Studential

If you're unsure about whether postgraduate education or postgraduate employment is the right path for you, book an appointment with one of our impartial Careers Guidance Advisers to access support.

Postgraduate Funding

For courses starting in 2021/22 you can get an English postgraduate loan of up to £11,575 towards your tuition fees, study costs and living expenses. The loan is not means-tested, meaning the amount you can receive does not depend on your financial background. You can choose how much you want to borrow, up to the maximum. The loan is paid to cover the duration of the course, if you choose to study over two or more years, the loan would usually be split over the duration of your course. 

Find out more about funding postgraduate study through GOV.UK and Prospects.

Useful Websites

Explore career planning support ranging from career tools and career possibilities to information and support with hunting for jobs, CV’s and applications, interviews and preparing for work with My Career.

Search for everything you need to know about postgraduate courses from funding to studying abroad, conversion courses and more with Prospects.

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit contribute to knowledge of student and graduate career development and employment by conducting and commissioning research, working with careers advisers, academic staff and employers to support graduate employability.

Consider the pros and cons of postgraduate education, explore courses and locations of study, find out more about fees, funding and support and submit a postgraduate application through UCAS.

Find out more about our Level 7 offer at Lincoln College.

Graduate Job Search

Explore our recommended job search websites and career specific employers.

You can also specifically search for graduate positions through Prospects, Jobs Graduate, GradJobsBritish Graduate Jobs and Milkround.

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