What will you do after university? There are so many options out there and this section will help you to decide which one is best for you.

We know that there has been an increase in graduates having difficulty finding work. You can improve your chances by beginning to explore your options, make decisions, and gain experience early in your degree. 

We provide information directly from the professional bodies. Professional bodies represent the various careers in each sector. We point you to information on salaries, qualifications and the various routes available to qualify. For example if you are interested in doing something in science - try Science or Engineering.

The Career Sectors section also provides an overview of the types of jobs and roles out there from all sorts of professions. There are links to case studies and videos of aspiring professionals in each field.

If you are still unsure, what about trying a work placement or use the videos to find out what it is really like being in the shoes of all kinds of professionals.

Don’t think a professional career is for you, or not really sure how it differs from any old job? Find out more about professions and if they are for you. Professions are actively recruiting from under-represented groups. Have a look at some of their initiatives and check out the assistance available

Also contact the careers department at your university for individual advice. Many of these services also offer courses and events to help you develop.

Take a look at our advice for getting into a professional career, sector by sector:

Accountancy and Finance Information Technology
Actuarial and Statistics Insurance and Banking
Administration Internal Auditing and Risk Management
Animals and Plants Law Enforcement and Protection
Built Environment Legal
Charity and Voluntary Work Leisure, Sport and Tourism
Construction Property Management
Creative Arts and Design Marketing, Advertising and PR
Education Media and Broadcasting
Energy and Mining Medical
Engineering Publishing and Journalism
Environment Purchasing and Selling
Health and Safety Sales and Customer Service
Healthcare Science
Hospitality and Events Management Social Care and Guidance Work
Human Resources and Employment Social Science
Information Services

Transport, Logistics and Distribution