Careers

Your future

A postgraduate degree from Bristol is the start of an exciting career journey. Our postgraduates go on to become inspiring and influential leaders in a huge variety of fields.

The University’s Careers Service supports postgraduates through expert knowledge, tailored events and strong links with leading employers.

Postgraduates at Bristol have many opportunities to meet employers from industry, business, local start-ups and third sector organisations.

Our Careers Service runs discipline-specific careers fairs, which attract industry leaders. Building a professional network in your chosen field is strongly encouraged for all postgraduates at Bristol.

Get ahead

We understand that as postgraduates your career aspirations and ambitions may be different to those of undergraduates.

Our online careers portal, advertises specific postgraduate events, vacancies and resources to help you realise your ambition, make well-informed career decisions, and learn how to articulate the skills you develop in a postgraduate degree.

Creating an exceptional CV will be one of your starting points. Our expert Careers Service staff run talks for postgraduates on academic and non-academic CVs, as well as giving one-to-one CV feedback.

We provide access to practice online psychometric tests, while a variety of resources are available to help you master your interview technique and overcome nerves.

Challenge accepted

Discovering the range of opportunities open to you as a postgraduate should be fun and inspiring.

The Bristol PLUS Award offers a framework to help you structure your career planning and skills development. As a postgraduate, the activities you can undertake range from attending a talk on options after your PhD to organising a conference.

The University of Bristol Internship Scheme allows postgraduates to design their own unique internship with a charity, SME or start-up. There are also opportunities to engage with the city through local volunteering initiatives.

Take some risks

Bristol postgraduates are fantastic problem solvers and we actively encourage the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

Bristol has a reputation as a leading centre for creativity and technical innovation and the Careers Service can support you to become part of this.

Business Basecamp is our enterprise support service and runs business masterclasses and workshops for enterprising researchers. Basecamp is part of the award-winning SETsquared partnership and provides access to a team of consultants and external business advisers.

There is also funding available from the New Enterprise Competition for postgraduates with innovative business ideas.

The careers fairs and employer presentation evenings put on by the Careers Service have definitely helped me decide what I want to do.

Jason (MSc Economics, Finance and Management)

Our alumni community

We are proud of our graduates' successes and the contribution they make to society. You can see profiles of some of our successful alumni.

Find out more about what Bristol graduates have gone on to achieve by joining our Bristol alumni LinkedIn group.

You'll also have many opportunities to meet Bristol alumni while you're a student.

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