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Guides to graduate careers and jobs in UK cities and regions

If you're looking for graduate jobs around the UK, take a look at our city and regional guides to get a feel for what's going on in different locations. Find info to help you make the move. If you want regular updates on vacancies that might suit you, sign up for our job and internship alerts - choose the regions that interest you.

Graduate careers in Aberdeen

Graduate careers in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, is known for its oil and gas industry. Graduate quantity surveyors and engineers are sought on an ongoing basis by big name recruiters.

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Graduate careers in Bath

Graduate careers in Bath

Most famous for the naturally occurring hot springs of the Roman Baths, this picturesque city is a popular destination for tourists and a highly desirable place to live.

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Graduate careers in Belfast

Graduate careers in Belfast

As Northern Ireland’s largest city and capital, Belfast is a promising place for graduates to find work, with plenty of jobs in the public sector as well as in IT and financial services.

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Graduate careers in Birmingham

Graduate careers in Birmingham

Birmingham is a major centre for manufacturing and engineering. It's less than an hour and a half’s train ride from London, but has plenty to keep you within its own city limits.

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Graduate careers in Brighton

Graduate careers in Brighton

Sandwiched between the sea and the South Downs, Brighton is a hotspot for the creative industries and also attracts graduates seeking careers in hospitality, law and the public sector.

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Graduate careers in Bristol

Graduate careers in Bristol

Built around the banks of the River Avon, the city of Bristol is brimming with culture. Many film and TV production companies are based here and it's also a hub for aeronautical engineering.

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Graduate careers in Cambridge

Graduate careers in Cambridge

Cambridge is where the past and present meet the future. You’ll find age-old tradition and innovative technology companies packed together in a city that’s just fifty minutes from London.

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Graduate careers in Cardiff

Graduate careers in Cardiff

Cardiff is well known for its cultural and sporting landmarks and is home to the National Assembly for Wales as well as numerous other major employers.

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Graduate careers in Carlisle

Graduate careers in Carlisle

Nicknamed the ‘border city’ because of its close proximity to Scotland, Carlisle is the main cultural, industrial and commercial centre of north Cumbria.

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Graduate careers in Dundee

Graduate careers in Dundee

Retail and manufacturing are key areas for graduate employment in Dundee, and the city is also responsible for much of the UK's digital entertainment industry.

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Graduate careers in Durham

Graduate careers in Durham

This hilly city is known for its university and beautifully preserved landmarks. Graduate job hunters will also be drawn by its service industries, engineering and manufacturing.

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Graduate careers in Edinburgh

Graduate careers in Edinburgh

As you’d expect from a capital city, Edinburgh’s businesses and organisations employ a wide range of graduates across career sectors, including finance, engineering and the arts.

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Graduate careers in Exeter

Graduate careers in Exeter

Exeter attracts many young professionals thanks to its friendly atmosphere and close proximity to some of Britain’s best holiday destinations.

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Graduate careers in Glasgow

Graduate careers in Glasgow

Glasgow grew to greatness during the Industrial Revolution. Its steel and shipbuilding industries have since declined, but it has developed a thriving financial district.

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Graduate careers in Hull

Graduate careers in Hull

Hull’s economy was traditionally built on seafaring, but despite the slow decline of the fishing industry the city remains a busy port.

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Graduate careers in Leeds

Graduate careers in Leeds

Leeds, once a renowned centre of wool production, continues to establish its reputation as an important financial centre and one of the UK’s principal professional cities.

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Graduate careers in Leicester

Graduate careers in Leicester

Leicester is Britain's first 'environment city,' recognising its sustainable development. Leicester Council knows that attracting graduates is vital for its economic well-being.

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Graduate careers in Liverpool

Graduate careers in Liverpool

Liverpool is well known as the home of the Beatles. Tourism forms a large part of the city’s economy and there are also graduate career opportunities in finance and business.

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Graduate careers in London

Graduate careers in London

London is home to numerous international banks and businesses, making the UK's capital city a leading financial and business centre.

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Graduate careers in Manchester

Graduate careers in Manchester

Manchester rivals London in terms of vibrant nightlife and diverse culture. Historically linked to the textile industry, it is now one of the main regional legal and financial centres.

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Graduate careers in Newcastle

Graduate careers in Newcastle

Newcastle is traditionally known for its role in heavy industries such as coal mining and ship building. The service and retail sectors are now major graduate employers.

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Graduate careers in Norwich

Graduate careers in Norwich

The medieval city of Norwich boasts modern architecture and a number of beautiful parks and gardens. Graduate employment is dominated by the financial services industry and the media.

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Graduate careers in Nottingham

Graduate careers in Nottingham

Famous for Robin Hood, Victorian lace, travelling fairs and more, Nottingham is also a key industrial centre and home to several multinational graduate employers.

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Graduate careers in Oxford

Graduate careers in Oxford

Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’, is best known for its namesake university. And indeed, one in five of its inhabitants are students, so fresh graduates are likely to feel right at home.

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Graduate careers in Plymouth

Graduate careers in Plymouth

The armed forces, public sector and tourism industry are key employers in Plymouth, an ancient port with a 20th century look following extensive rebuilding after the Second World War.

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Graduate careers in Preston

Graduate careers in Preston

Preston is a major centre for the defence and aerospace industry and has been targeted by developers since it was awarded city status in 2002.

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Graduate careers in Reading

Graduate careers in Reading

Reading is one of the largest business centres in the south of England and is a base for numerous multinational corporations that offer graduate jobs and training schemes.

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Graduate careers in Sheffield

Graduate careers in Sheffield

Known for its history of steel manufacturing, Sheffield's regeneration has brought graduate job opportunities in areas such as construction, finance, IT and distribution.

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Graduate careers in Southampton

Graduate careers in Southampton

Southampton is one of the largest commercial ports in Europe. The tourism industry and the docks are major employers, with good opportunities for graduate engineers.

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Graduate careers in Swansea

Graduate careers in Swansea

Swansea is the second most populous city in Wales and its close proximity to the Gower Peninsula, along with its stunning selection of beaches, makes the city a favourite with tourists.

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Graduate careers in the Midlands

Graduate careers in the Midlands

Birmingham is the largest city in the region, with jobs on offer in areas ranging from the automotive industry to financial services, while agriculture is a key employer in rural areas.

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Graduate careers in the North East

Graduate careers in the North East

The North East has good connections to Scotland, London and continental Europe, plus opportunities for graduates in areas ranging from healthcare to consumer goods.

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Graduate careers in the South West

Graduate careers in the South West

The South West is largely rural but includes the cities of Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Bath. Key employment sectors include the creative industries, aerospace, tourism and IT.

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Graduate careers in York

Graduate careers in York

York's museums, galleries and historical landmarks make it a popular destination for graduates hunting for a first job in the heritage or arts industries.

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