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Final year students - Job hunting

We’ve compiled the most helpful resources from across our web pages so you can find everything you need about job hunting in your final year.

Job search

As well as searching job sites, you can find vacancies through your network, by sending speculative applications and by using recruitment agencies. Find out more on these pages:

If you are 24 or under and qualify for Universal Credit you could apply for a paid 6-month placement through the Kickstart Scheme. This Government-funded scheme helps young people get paid work experience. We are advertising some Kickstart roles on Handshake, but there are many more available nationwide.

Not sure if you can apply for Universal Credit or not sure you want to?

If you have finished university and you are unemployed you could be eligible. Even if you’ve moved back in with your parents or guardians you could still apply; Universal Credit is not based on what other people in your household earn. For more information about applying for Universal Credit as a recent graduate, read the advice from Save the Student.

Looking for jobs in science? We have some resources for science students.

Recruitment process

We can help you with every part of the recruitment process, whether it's before or after you graduate:

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