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Career Paths

Are you unsure what career path to take? We can point you in the right direction for information.

See the list below for a range of sources of information, where you can get an insight into what different careers involve, what the entry requirements are and whether any further training may be needed.

  • Occupational Profiles: AGCAS/Prospects  -  Information provided by AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services).  Information includes entry requirements, work conditions, training and skills needed, career development, pay-levels and information on vacancies relating to the job.
  • Targetjobs - Comprehensive website for students and graduate careers.

Additional Websites include:

  • The Employable  The Employable have created a suite of guides entitled How to Become.  These handy guides provide information on gaining employment in a particular occupation.
  • Inside Careers  In-depth information on graduate occupations in specific areas such as accountancy, banking, engineering, information technology, logistics, management consultancy and patents amongst others.
  • Directgov  This government service lets you search for thousands of jobs and training courses provided by learndirect and Jobcentre Plus. You can search for particular occupations and get an overview of the main requirements of a particular job with information on where to go for further help and advice. This site covers a wide range of jobs - both graduate careers and occupations where a degree is not necessarily needed.
  • Gradmag  Digital Magazine aimed at students in their last year at university and recent graduates. Grad Mag highlights different career and academic pathways graduates may wish to pursue. It includes various postgraduate options at universities across Britain and employment and training opportunities at UK and worldwide companies.
  • Career Player  Careers information via video - listen to people talking about their industry and job, plus lots of other resources to help with your career planning.
  • Careers Fairs  Careers Fairs are held UK wide in the Autumn and early Summer. Look out for the big Manchester Recruitment Fairs in October and June. These can be useful in building contacts and getting information on a wide range of jobs. Details of fairs appear on the Graduate Prospects website.
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) is the UK's highest review-rated graduate recruitment consultancy. They work with major graduate recruiters, SMEs and start-ups who are looking for university students and graduates for their full-time graduate jobs, graduates schemes, placement years and internships. You can send your CV, it will be filtered through to the correct team that recruits for your course discipline. They will carefully analyse your background and strengths, before matching you to one or more of the hundreds of companies.

Speak to a Careers Consultant

If you feel you need to speak to a Careers Consultant on a one-to-one basis regarding job applications or need advice on your CV: book one of our current appointment options.  A Careers Consultant will listen to your ideas, help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and skills and assist you in relating all of these things to the world of work.  You can also book an appointment either via the askUS desk or ring 0161 295 0023

Careers advice is also available via Advantage 'Ask a Question' and SKYPE.

Appointments are available for current students/graduates of the University of Salford.

Page Updated: 29th March 2016 (HB)