Career Services for Graduates

If you've graduated from the University of Exeter within the past three years and are looking for career advice, internship opportunities, graduate-level work or are interested in further study then there's a range of ways we can help you.

My Career Zone is our online platform that allows you to search for jobs and internships and browse our FAQs and resources. You will have access to My Career Zone for 3 years after you graduate.

When your course ends you will get an email to say your login method has changed and you will need to choose the Graduate option when logging in from then on. At this point the registered email for your account will change from your University email ( to your personal email. Your username and password will remain the same after this change. You will get the option to select a new password in the email notifying you of the change of account type.

This new digital platform is accessible via My Career Zone and provides complementary material to that already on the Careers webpages and My Career Zone.  Materials include:

  • Sector reports for industries such as Banking, Charities, Consulting, Media and Telecommunications.
  • I.T. skills course in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Workplace skills e-learning courses including: business numeracy; business writing; negotiation; problem solving; project management; teamwork.
  • Career assessments on personality, motivation, decision making, assertiveness, learning styles and stress management.
  • E-learning paths including: skills and preferences; career possibilities; CVs and applications; interviews. 

You are welcome to use our extensive range of resources, including employer directories and books, at our Careers Zones on the Streatham and Penryn campusus. Many of these resources are available for you to take away and keep. 

The Career research section of this site has information on different employment sectors, options with your degree and advice on choosing postgraduate study.

We're happy to speak with you and offer you careers information and advice. To arrange an appointment, please get in touch with us.

Our eXepert (careers Q&A) provides you with the opportunity to contact University alumni to gain advice on how to enter their chosen sector, work for a certain company, as well as benefit from possible networking opportunities and contacts.

International students should also look at this page for advice on working in the UK after graduating.

The Careers Consultant team at the Career Zone offer 1:1 appointments either in person, over the phone, or via Skype for up to 3 years after graduation. If you have any queries regarding work, further study or choosing a career, you can book an appointment with a Careers Consultant using the contact details listed below.

We offer a range of webinars and workshops which will be really helpful if you are looking for work or further study.  


Gain access to careers support online via our webinars which can be accessed from wherever you may be after graduation. Topics covered include:

  • Career planning & job hunting
  • Creating a successful CV
  • Finding an internship or work experience
  • Interview Techniques
  • Effective Application Forms
  • LinkedIn skills

To book on a session just follow this link to and search for ‘webinar’ under the Events section.

Don’t forget you can still access a wide range of graduate level vacancies through My Career Zone. Just ensure your My Career Zone log in is up-to-date so that you are able to keep abreast of any roles that are currently being advertised. We currently have well over 500 graduate level roles ‘live’ on our system.

View our Employment sector and External job sources web pages for other places to search for jobs.

The University of Exeter is also a great place to work, see our current vacancies.

Graduate Business Partnership - The University’s 'GBP' scheme offers varied and numerous graduate-level job opportunities for those who have either graduated from a UK university in the last three years, or are about to graduate. View our case studies to learn more from graduates who have taken part in the scheme. You can browse GBP vacancies using My Career Zone's job search tool, and remember to keep checking as new opportunities are added on a regular basis. 

Access to Internships (A2I) is a scheme to help recent Exeter graduates secure a paid internship using information, support and funding provided by Santander Universities. We offer generous funding to employers keen to recruit our graduates which will help offset the cost of your paid internship. All subsidies are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The funding application deadline is 13 July 2018. Visit the A2I web pages for more information and sign-up to receive support with your graduate job seeking. 

Knowledge Transfer Partnership - Paid placements working on challenging projects with the time and financial support to follow a training plan, mentoring support and a high probability of a permanent post at the end.

Graduate Talent Pool - A government scheme connecting graduates to businesses through internships.

Regional internship opportunities - An overview of different graduate internship schemes from across the UK.

If you are still making decisions about the kind of work you are aiming for or preparing to make applications, you can access some really useful material here. This would be useful regardless of the subject you have studied.

Whether you are considering further study here at Exeter, elsewhere in the UK, or abroad, you can find a range of useful resources on our dedicated pages for Choosing postgraduate Study.

Fifteen months after graduating you will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey to find out what you've been doing since you left us. We'd really appreciate you filling this in as this information is important to the University and to prospective students researching their options. If your contact details have changed since graduating, please let us know your new contact information via the following link.

Contact us

Please do get in touch to discuss how the Career Zone can help you.

Exeter Career Zone

Cornwall Career Zone

01392 72 4493

01326 25 3735

University of Exeter Forum, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SZ

Level 0, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE