Careers and business support for graduates
Support to help graduates find a new job, progress in their role, change career, or launch a new business.
Get help and advice
Alumni Connect is our online site linking students and alumni around the world. You can find industry experts, professional contacts, local connections and old friends. You can offer to be a mentor or browse for a mentor yourself.
Develop your self-awareness and get practical advice on making your next career move. Get access to the toolkit via InfoHub to make use of the toolkit's interview simulator, CV builder, practice tests, employer advice and more.
Our careers coaching service can help you to develop a career plan. From help with CVs, application forms and interviews to developing networking abilities, the service is available to all new graduates in need of help or advice.
Ask a question through 'My Questions' on InfoHub. Please note: We cannot respond to CV checks via My Questions, instead, please look at the wide range of resources or access the rest of our services for support.
Careers and business events
Meet the Employers Fair
With over 170 exhibitors and over 3,500 students, our fairs are a great opportunity for talented students and graduates to meet employers who are recruiting for a wide range of graduate jobs, industry placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities.
The Volunteering Fair gives you the chance to come and speak to over 80 organisations offering a variety of volunteering opportunities to get involved with, from long-term projects with community organisations to international projects you can do during your holidays and much more besides.
Bristol Distinguished Address Series
This Bristol Distinguished Address Series of free public lectures brings top-level business leaders to Bristol. Catch up on previous past talks and follow the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.
Support with finding jobs
We know hundreds of organisations looking for UWE Bristol graduates right now. Just log in to InfoHub (login required) and explore the opportunities.
For international job opportunities. The award-winning GradLink careers site, provided by UWE Bristol, is specifically designed for international graduates who have studied in the UK.
You can search for graduate internship opportunities within InfoHub (login required). Use the Search Vacancies toolbar at the top of the page and select Graduate Vacancies - UK as the Type of Work.
Start-up and freelance advice
Have you graduated in the last three years in the UK and have a business idea you’d like to put into action? Launch Space provides free desk space and business support for graduate start-up businesses in the heart of our University Enterprise Zone.
Be Your Own Boss workshops and Your Future in Freelancing workshops
Our series of ten start-up workshops are designed to support you to develop commercial awareness and to provide you with the skills required to run your own business or set up as a freelancer.
Join us for Start-up drinks, a fun, informal networking evening at the Engine Shed. It’s an opportunity for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit to chat with like-minded people; build your network, share challenges and ideas, find a start-up partner, pitch your business or business idea or just enjoy the drinks and nibbles. Start up drinks is run by UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol and attracts students, alumni and entrepreneurs from the region.
Further study options
We are delighted to offer UWE Bristol alumni a tuition fee discount of 25% on a number of our full-time and part-time taught postgraduate courses.
Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship
The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarships provides a tuition fee discount of 50% on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, and includes the 25% alumni discount.
Visit us at one of our Postgraduate and Professional Open Events to get a real sense of studying again with UWE Bristol. We offer a range of subject specific open events and taster sessions throughout the year.
Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise
We are one of very few universities in the UK offering this kind of employability-enhancing course to recent graduates. It's open to you irrespective of which degree you studied and will enhance your employability options and prospects, whichever career path you are looking to take.
Whether you are looking for personal career development or for training to meet the needs of your organisation, UWE Bristol has a range of options to help you achieve your goals.
Our expert staff and diverse portfolio of professional training courses offer you the opportunity to acquire new skills and enhance your existing work-based experience to give you the competitive edge and take your career to the next level.
Offered exclusively to UWE Bristol Alumni on a complimentary basis, our Trailblazer Programme will blend face-to-face sessions with webinars and social events. You will be motivated to maximise personal impact, boost effectiveness and develop leadership skills.
Recruit UWE Bristol talent for your business
Industry-specific fairs and events
Our flexible events are designed to work around your business’s needs from one-hour presentations to one-day events, and provide the perfect opportunity to meet the talent you need.
Meet the Employers Fair – information for employers
Gain excellent business exposure, raise brand awareness on campus and speak directly to cross-sector candidates for recruitment into placements, internships, graduate schemes and more by attending our Meet the Employers Fair.
Recruiting UWE Bristol talent
UWE Bristol students are leading the way for graduate employability. Our leading academics and practice-based curriculum make them more ready for the real world.
Degree apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with study for a higher level university qualification, while remaining in the workplace. As an apprentice, you will boost your expertise, gain experience – and earn a salary whilst doing it.