Graduate Career Support

Support from the Careers Team

As an Abertay University graduate, you’ll continue to have access to our Careers Service and resources for up to 3 years after you finish your studies. Our support is also on offer to graduates from other universities for up to one year after graduation.

So if you’re needing some support to find a job, or you’re thinking of changing career path, we’re here for you.

Read our Career Support Guide to...

  • Get an overall feel for the support that's on offer from the Abertay Careers Team as a new graduate

Log-in to Abertay Connect to…

  • Book an appointment to talk with one of our Careers Advisors
  • Explore and register your interest in attending university run career-focused workshops and events
  • Browse an extensive list of jobs available right now

Visit our Extranet Career pages to…

  • Easily access our online career resources which include job hunting advice, guidance on making applications and writing CVs, and information on postgraduate study options including further study funding

Access your Careers Toolkit to...

  • Continue developing your employability in the months and years after graduation. 
  • If you’d like to keep using the Abertay Career Toolkit, you’ll need to change your account type from ‘student’ to ‘alumni’. Here’s how to do it –
    • Open your Careers Toolkit Dashboard (access via the careers tile in My Abertay)
    • Click ‘My Profile’ in the top right-hand corner
    • Click ‘Graduate Access’ in the left-hand drop-down menu
    • Enter your personal email address and click ‘save’

If you’re unsure of what career support you need, just reach our on careers@abertay.ac.uk and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Santander Employability Scheme

In collaboration with Santander Universities, Abertay is happy to offer our recent graduates (up to 2 years after graduation) a range of paid short-term work projects with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Santander Employability Scheme. Opportunities are available on a flexible part-time or full-time basis, ranging from 2 to 3 weeks in duration. 

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Reflections from past student participants

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Jack Sampson

Jack secured an internship with Kilmac Ltd and got the opportunity to learn various industry-specific skills to compliment his engineering studies.

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Robin Lawrence

Computer Arts graduate Robin secured a student internship with Pocket Sized Hands and continues to work for the game studio today.

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Dawn Dawson

Dawn gained valuable work experience as a graphic design intern for Resonate Dance Company.

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Supporting future students as a Mentor

If you're interested in becoming a mentor for Abertay students in the future, we'd love to hear from you!

The Abertay Career Mentoring Scheme aims to support and inspire students to develop their employability. Students are matched with professionals in industry who, through a mentoring relationship, will share their knowledge and experience to enable students to develop their own career goals.

Here's what some previous mentors had to say...

"...creates the perfect opportunity to help someone at the start of their career… the free exchange of ideas has been a positive experience… the Mentoring Scheme has a clear objective, which helps focus clearly on the task…"

We're always on the look out for mentors from all sectors and career stages. If you interested in taking part or learning more, please do get in touch

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