Jobs and Placements
Ulster University's Employability and Careers Team is here to support you with your search for placement and graduate employment.
Supporting your job search
The Employability and Careers Team at Ulster is here to support you with your search for placement and graduate employment. All opportunities are advertised on Handshake and you can access our advice service for support with applications and interviews.
Access Handshake now and follow our 4 top tips:
- Make sure your Handshake profile is complete. Data clearly shows that if your profile is complete you have a much better chance of an employer reaching out to you about opportunities.
- Follow employers of interest. Search for employers that interest you or find employers that advertise opportunities of interest. Following them means you will receive a notification when new opportunities are advertised.
- Download the Handshake mobile app. Don't just limit your search to when you are using your computer. Download the Handshake app on your mobile device and browse opportunities regularly.
- Seek advice from Employability & Careers to help you get the most out of the Handshake platform. We can help you improve your profile and find employers to follow.
Check out what our previous graduates say!
‘Use Linkedin to connect with your careers staff, especially those looking after your faculty as they are constantly sharing new jobs, events and useful information. It’s important to reach out to careers staff through the 1:1 careers appointments and be honest about what you want. My main piece of advice would be not to give up. As someone who applied for graduate roles for over a year, I know how disheartening and tiring it can be. It’s important to apply for jobs that you really want and not just any job that exists. Research the company, find out more about the role and really think about why it’s for you.’
Scout Dobbin BSc (Hons) Communication, Advertising & Marketing
‘The Skills for Your Future EDGE Activity has truly helped shape my professional development for the world of work. It has taught me how to take control of my own personal growth and to focus on cultivating the critical skills and adaptations needed to thrive in the chaotic, ever changing labour market. I genuinely believe that this activity has helped facilitate my progress to academic and graduate success, and would highly recommend all students to engage with it.’
Barry McLaughlin Final Year BSc Hons Environmental Sciences
Remember to check the vacancy websites below to help with your search for placement & graduate opportunities.