Class of 2021

We are here to help you in your final year and beyond with dedicated careers support; we can help you in as many ways as possible with your next career steps, whether that’s finding a job or an internship, setting up your own business, or moving on to postgraduate study. Remember we are here all year round and now available on a life-time basis. You can find out more on how the University is supporting final year students on the Class of 2021 page.

Digital Careers Tools

We have created a unique graduates page on Careers Centre 360, our online careers platform, with tailored online resources to help you with: 

  • your job search 
  • enterprising skills 
  • boosting your confidence 
  • your career development 

We want to help you throughout your career journey, especially right now, to make sure you think about all of these things and put them into practice to find the right path for you.

One-to-one Careers and Employability Support

Our Employability Advisers are here to help you with your next steps, whether that be securing a graduate job, thinking about further study or even just figuring out what you want to do. 

  • Reflect on the skills and behaviours you have developed through your life experience (including study, work, volunteering and extracurricular activities) to explore future career pathways 
  • Provide tailored advice and feedback on job and postgrad applications, CVs, cover letters, psychometric tests, assessment centres and more 
  • Support with preparation for job interviews or assessment centres through one-to-one appointments or bespoke practice interviews 
  • Use LinkedIn for networking and job search purposes, researching sectors and creating speculative job applications 

Book an appointment with an Employability Adviser


Handshake is our new careers platform exclusively for final year students. This is the place to search and apply for graduate roles. We encourage you to complete your Handshake profile so you can show off your skills and experiences to be discovered by top employers.

Learn more about Handshake now

Workshops and Events  

Whether you have a good idea of your next steps after graduating or feel that you are at a bit of a crossroads, understanding more about Labour Market Information (LMI) and developments in the national and local economy is vital. Attend interactive workshops and online panel discussions with employers, recruiters, and other guest speakers to help you expand your knowledge and prepare for your future career. 

See up-coming workshops on Handshake

Excellence in Graduate Readiness Award

The Excellence in Graduate Readiness Award has been designed to boost your CV and prepare you for further study or graduate roles. The Award consists of three short interactive activities, evaluating what you would do in a particular situation to help further develop and recognise your self-awareness and leadership skills. It will help you to gain knowledge and apply your learning where your experience may be limited. In completing the award you’ll receive a Certificate. Watch this video to learn more about the Excellence in Graduate Readiness Award

Login to Blackboard and go to 'Organisation Sites' to start the Award now


Mentoring is organised via The Hallam Collective. This is an online global network open to all Hallam alumni to help develop connections. You can register and create your own profile detailing your education and employment, and then begin searching through the directory, and message individuals, if you so wish. 

Being a part of the Hallam Collective provides you with access to other Class of 2021 grads, as well as alumni who are now working within industry. You can use the platform to: 

  • Expand your network 
  • Explore different career options or areas which interest you 
  • Gain information and advice on how to transition into industry 
  • Undertake a mentoring partnership 
  • Gain work experience to add to your CV 

Register on The Hallam Collective platform

Hallam Graduate Start-ups

The Enterprise Team offer a range of support as part of their ‘Hallam Graduate Start-Ups’ package, including 1-1 business advice, access to funding, networking opportunities, online workshops and much more! Innovation is going to be essential to help recharge the UK economy, so why not use this time to consider pursuing your own business venture.

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