National Graduate Week

The Department for Education: The Graduate Employment and Skills Guide

The Department for Education has worked with the Office for Students (OfS) and universities to deliver support and advice for those students who have graduated during the pandemic and might not have had access to the opportunities needed to take the next steps in their lives.

The Graduate Employment and Skills Guide’ is for students and recent graduates who are at the start of their career journey. It sets out five important steps to help you think about your choices and what you’d like to do next:

The guide brings together a broad range of tools, advice and resources into a five-step plan which will help pandemic graduates consider their post-university choices:

  1. Identify skills
  2. Develop skills
  3. Gain experience 
  4. Apply for jobs
  5. Look after your mental health and wellbeing