Careers Information

Accurate careers information, advice and guidance is essential when planning your future. Here you will find information on graduate occupations and graduate employers. You can also call into the Careers and Employability Centre in Walter Moberly Building.

To explore specific career areas, take a look at our Occupations Wiki: The information on the Wiki is also available to read in occupational files and also to print out at our Information Point in the Careers and Employability Centre.

General careers information 

Future Directions: Options with your Degree
Career, skills and destination information for each Keele degree subject has been developed. To explore options with your degree click here.

Explore different job roles and gain an insight into different occupations. Also contains a useful overview of different occupational communities. This contains sector specific jobs, courses and advice.

As well as allowing you to search for jobs by areas of work and alphabetical order this website also allows you to select your priorities when looking for a career.  Also contains profiles of people doing the jobs you may be interested in.

Inside Careers Guides
Professions included on this website are: accountancy, actuarial, banking, engineering, IT, logistics, management consultancy, purchasing, patent attorney and tax advisers profession.

The Internet is an excellent way to find information on employers. Below are a number of links which will allow you to access information. These have been split into three main sections:

Searching for individual companies

Many companies have home pages that include vacancies and other useful information about the companies not easily accessible otherwise. Examples include:

Prospects Company Profiles
Allows you to search by both alphabetical list and job category.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
High Fliers Research and Reuters have combined to provide information on organisations seen by students as offering the best opportunities to graduates. You can also pick up a free copy of this publication in the Careers and Employability Centre.


Finding detailed information about companies

Researching background information about companies can be crucial when making applications and going for interviews. Good sources include:

Allows you to search for local organisations.

Carol - Company Annual Reports Online
Online company reports for most UK and other European Companies.

Corporate Information
One of the best sites for international company research on the Web.

Detailed financial intelligence and news stories about many UK and International companies.

Financial information about many leading companies. Formerly Hemscott.

Professional organisations and trade associations

Trade Association Forum
An extensive list of trade organisations with full contact details. Trade organisations can provide useful information and news on the area of employment you may be researching. This may help in your career planning but also when applying for jobs and going for interviews.


Updated 1 May 2014