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Careers and Employability Service

Graduate Labour Market

We understand that many students will be concerned about the current graduate labour market. We want to ensure you have access to the latest information and developments so have gathered some resources which provide some clarity on the the current situation, as well as some ideas as to how to prepare for your future. This will be updated regularly to provide you with the most up to date information. 

If you would like to discuss any of your future career options with an adviser, please email our careers team on to talk with an adviser.

Next Step SUPPORT. is an open collaboration between a number of organisations that provide support and services to students who are entering their career journey during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sector skills and standards councils

The federation for industry skills and sectors has collated information from sector councils which includes information on sector specific training, employer perspectives, and insight on labour market strategy.

Job-hunting advice, from the Class of 2008

12 years ago, graduates faced similar anxiety when the global financial crisis threw much of the world into recession. But what can the Class of 2008 teach the Class of 2020?

Over three-quarters (79%) of graduates feel confident of getting a graduate level job once they graduate.

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