The more you find out about the options available to you, the easier it will be to choose your path, and the more confident you will be about your future employment.
Find out about types of jobs
The Prospects website has 400+ job profiles which you can use to gain a better understanding of what is involved in a wide range of jobs.
What can I do with my degree?
You can find information on career options with your degree on the Prospects website. Search for your degree subject and find out more about potential careers available to you. Prospects Careers Advice
Understand the labour market - what do graduates do?
When deciding on a career it is worth exploring what recent graduates have done following their degree.
The University of Cumbria’s graduate employment rate remains strong. Overall university figures from our most recent destinations survey of 2017 shows that 9/10 of our graduates went into employment, further study or training.
The Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey is conducted by every UK University annually to show what their graduates are doing 6 months after graduation. Download a full breakdown of the national report. You can also contact us for a more detailed picture of what previous students from your course have gone on to do.
Industry insights shows typical salaries and information on the graduate job market by sector.
You may also wish to consider postgraduate study.
How to plan and take some time out
Taking time out after graduation can have benefits:
- Inform your future career decision by giving you time to consider and research your options
- Gain relevant work experience, either by paid work or volunteering
- Improve your existing skills or learn some new ones e.g. foreign languages or IT
- Gain relevant professional qualifications
You may find the Prospects Planner helpful, it matches your skills and personality to more than 400 job profiles to suggest careers to suit you.
Prospects – tips and advice on planning a year out.
Remember that the UoC Careers Service is here to assist you with infomation and advice with all aspect of your career planning, take a look at our FAQs, or Contact Us to find out more.