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Careers and Employability Service

Graduate Labour Market

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We understand that many students will have questions about the current graduate labour market. We want to ensure you have access to the latest information and developments so have gathered resources which provide some clarity on the current situation.

We have also included some resources for ideas as to how to improve your employability skills whilst restrictions are in place, however we would highly recommend visiting our Career Planning pages for more in depth 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.

Where can I find information about the current graduate labour market?

Prospects Luminate

Luminate is the home of data, trends and advice for the graduate labour market, working with industry experts to create a hub of information. 

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.

First in Family Podcast

Our very own Career Practioner Heather Pasero asks "What is the experience of first generation students in Higher Education and how will the Covid crisis impact their opportunities as they move forward?"

How can I improve my employability skills in these unusual times ?

Employers understand that students haven't had as much opportunity this year as normal to focus on building their skills through the likes of internships and work experience. Below you will find resources and links to pages with alternative ideas as to how to build your employability skills.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has over 16,000 online courses to help you build your skills, and it's free to all current UoS students. Make sure you link it to your LinkedIn profile too!

Forage Virtual Experience

Forage is a virtual experience which allows you to gain business skills and gain insight into industry from top employers, all from home.

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