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Graduate Opportunities

As a university graduate there are lots of opportunities for you once you have completed your course ranging from short term internships, to graduate jobs with a local company, to top graduate recruitment schemes. 


The JobShop is the University's own vacancy website where we advertise graduate schemes, direct entry roles and graduate internships. Many of the roles advertised are exclusively for Huddersfield graduates. We include the most relevant vacancies for you. 

Graduate Jobs Sites and Graduate Schemes

There are hundreds of jobs sites out there, to make sure that you are only looking at the ones with the best quality jobs on them, we have selected a few and put them on this page for you.

A Graduate Scheme is an excellent way to jump start your career. It can take many formats depending on the employer; but usually allows graduates to experience many aspects of both the role and the organisation as a whole.  Some are discipline specific but lots are open to graduates from any course. The link above will also feature sites for searching top graduate schemes.

Hear what a University of Huddersfield Graduate has to say about her time on Sky Betting & Gaming's Graduate Scheme here

What can I do with my degree?

You can search for jobs and vacancy sources with our online Careers Sectors information.

Explore career options with your degree with our online Careers Options with your Degree information.


An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to give exposure to the working environment, often within a specific industry, which relates to your field of study. Internships can be as short as a week or as long as 12 months.  We offer our own internship scheme exclusively to our own graduates, the Huddersfield Graduate Programme.

Regional Graduate Jobs

You may be interested in staying in Yorkshire after your studies, or be looking for a job close to your home, or even just fancy a change of scenery.  Different UK areas have their own specific jobs sites for opportunities in that particular region.

Search for regional jobs

Recruitment Agencies

For certain job sectors, the best way to break into the industry is by using a sector-specific recruitment agency.  We have compiled a list of the most useful agencies for you here.

Postgraduate Study 

It may be that you are wanting to explore your postgraduate study options in order to gain more specialist knowledge or to gain a qualification for a particular career path.

Find out more about postgraduate study here

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a partnership between a business, a university and a recently qualified graduate (known as the Associate). The Associate is employed to work on a project which facilitates innovation and helps to embed new knowledge and capability within the business. Projects typically last between 24-36 months. KTPs are one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes.

A KTP enables you to apply knowledge and experience from your degree and deliver significant benefits to the business.

The benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Dedicated coaching and mentoring support from the partnership team
  • Additional training and development, including registration for a higher degree (if appropriate)
  • Enhanced career prospects

Follow @HudKTP on Twitter to receive updates and job opportunities.

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