If you have not already completed the steps suggested on the 1st year and 2nd year pages, it's not too late to do so. Having a good CV and knowing about the careers and employers that interest you is important whether you plan to go into graduate employment or further study.
Applications open from July onwards and most recruit in early Autumn. Applying early is important as many will fill their places long before their advertised deadlines. Websites such as Rate my Placement and Milk Round are a good source of information, not just for finding vacancies but also for CV advice, student reviews, careers blogs and more.
The Calculating Careers Fair is a good opportunity to meet face to face with the companies you might like to apply to and to gain advice on their application processes. Check the Calculating Careers Fair page to see which companies will be represented at this years fair.
The Careers Services Graduate Jobs page has useful information, including different opportunities available to graduates other than graduate schemes.
The Graduate Recruitment Fair runs over two days in June and is attended by over 160 recruiters from a wide range of sectors looking for graduates to begin work with them in the coming September. For more information on other, more specific, careers fairs run by the University visit the Events and Fairs page.
For example other large fairs across the University include the Business, Finance and Management Fair and The Engineering, Science and Technology Fair, both of which take place in October at Manchester Central and will play host to many employers looking to recruit maths graduates. These two fairs inparticular will have the larger multinational companies exhibiting, not just the smaller recruiters who may still be looking for graduates in June.
Need advice on your graduate scheme application or even updating your CV, book an appointment with Karen Butterworth.
To book an appointment with Karen you need to visit CareersLink, ‘make an appointment’ and look for Maths Alan Turing Appointments.
The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP) offers 3-12 month internships with local companies for students graduating from the University this year and you don’t need to have a 2:1 degree to apply.
You may have taken advantage of the Interview Programme in your first year or second year but now 3rd, 4th and postgraduate students years can volunteer to be trained as interviewers. The training is done by professional recruiters and by taking part in the programme you’ll gain an excellent insight into the graduate job recruitment process and what employers are looking for in a successful applicant. Students who’ve taken part in the scheme in previous years have commented on how valuable this experience was when applying for graduate jobs and internships.
See the Interview Programme pages for further details on how to volunteer for the programme.
Transitions is a mentoring programme run within the University that is exclusively for final year undergraduate students. If you are still unsure of your next steps a Transitions Mentor can offer one to one support and guidance in the months following your graduation. You can sign up between May and July of your final year.
Careers Bootcamp, is a new 2 day programme run by the University exclusively for final year students.
This intensive careers training programme will guide you through every stage of the application process from CV writing to asessment centres.
Places are limited so sign up early.
If you're considering going on to further study, the Postgraduate Study Fair in November is your chance to plan your future by meeting representatives from over 90 institutions offering courses and further training. The School of Maths pages on Postgraduate Study contain more detailed information for Maths students here at the University of Manchester.
Visit the Postgraduate Study and Funding page for more information on opportunities both at The University of Manchester and elsewhere.
Don't panic if you haven't yet got anything lined up for next year. It might be best to concentrate on getting a good degree. The University Careers Service is available to all graduates for up to two years after graduation.
The Graduate Career Options pages also contain further ideas and information on choosing, and finding, a career after graduation.
Darren graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and is currently an Application Consultant at Oracle Corporation LTD.
Edward studied BSc Mathematics and graduated in 2012. He is currently working at Mercedes-Benz Trucks as a Customer service marketing analyst truck.