Whether you have a clear idea about what you want to do, or need a bit of guidance, we're here to help
Find a job
Whether part-time, on campus, or full-time after graduation, we can help you find a job that suits your current needs.
Part-time and on-campus jobs
Our Job Shop is a free service that helps you find part-time work opportunities. With over 2,500 roles on offer every year from more than 460 local, national, and international employers, our service will help you identify the right role for you.
If you want to search for on-campus jobs, type 'Bath Spa University' into the organisation search box when using the link below.
Graduate jobs and schemes
We advertise a wide range of roles with local, national, and international organisations on MyCareer.
You may also wish to use the job sites below to search for vacancies, or to sign up for job alerts.
Visit our resource library to read our Guide to Finding Graduate Jobs and Opportunities, which can also help you get started in your job hunt.
There are specific organisations that support diversity in the graduate job market and help people from diverse backgrounds to find graduate jobs, a good example is Diverse Hires.
Graduate schemes are jobs designed specifically for recent graduates, of any discipline, that focus on learning and development - some will also include additional professional qualifications funded by the employer.
Most graduate schemes offer attractive salaries and benefits, so they can be competitive. There is often a lengthy application process involved, including psychometric tests and assessment centres, and deadlines are usually before Christmas for schemes starting the following summer. It is important to research, plan ahead, and allow plenty of time to produce a strong, high quality application.
Visit our Resources page to read more in our Guide to Graduate Schemes.
Unsure what role might interest you?
- What are my graduate options?
- How do I make career decisions?
- Guide to Career Direction.
GradTalent Development Agency
The GradTalent Development Agency offers a personalised employment service designed to assist local* graduates secure local graduate opportunities.
Bath Spa University has partnered with the University of Bath, Bath College and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership to provide employment services to South West region businesses and graduates. This valuable service has been funded by the Office for Students with the aim of finding you a graduate job to match your interests and skill set.
Our free service to graduates:
- Specialised job matching of local graduates to local employers
- Employability services to help you successfully navigate through the job application, shortlisting and interview process
- Post-placement support to both the graduate and employer, designed to optimise on-boarding and ongoing development
- Advice and guidance to assist graduates with a disability secure a graduate opportunity
*Graduates originally from the South West, who went to University in the South West and are looking for jobs in the South West
International students and part-time work
If you’re an international student, we encourage you to access support through the Job Shop. We recommend that you do not work more than 15 hours per week, in order to keep up with your studies – and that you must adhere to the working restrictions placed on you by your visa (usually 20 hours per week during term time).
To work in the UK, you will need to apply for a National Insurance (NI) number.
Please visit our Resources page for further information on working while you study, sample CVs, and more.
For legal reasons we are not allowed to give you advice on your visa – if you are unsure whether you can legally work in the UK and how many hours you can work, please contact the International Advice Team.
Deciding what you would like to do – and where – after graduation can be a big decision. We have the following guides in our Resource library to help with the process:
- Guide to Finding Work in Your Home Country After Graduation
- Guide to Finding Work in the UK as an International Graduate
You can find information on visas for graduates on the UK government website.
Gradlink is a free careers site for international students available to Bath Spa students and graduates, supported by the University of the West of England. If you are an international student or graduate and are studying or have studied in the UK, you can access jobs and advice and employers in your home country.
Support for students with disability
On our Resources page, you can find our Guide to Disability and Work and our Guide to Equality and Diversity and Work. You may also want to check the additional resources below.
- Change 100 – Summer Internships for students/graduates with a disability
- Visual impairment? Check out the careers resources, support and assessment centre training on offer from Blind in Business
- Leaving university? Contact the National Autistic Society's Transition Support Service
- Finding Work e-book – National Autistic Society
Further resources and advice
Our Resources page includes a number of how-to guides and sample documents to help you with any stage of your career search. They cover such topics as:
- CVs and job applications
- International students and graduates
- Industry sector guides
- Students with disability
Interested in further study?
Postgraduate study and research provides the opportunity to continue to explore your chosen subject in more depth, and to specialise in a sector, further enhancing your career. Whether you decide to pursue a postgraduate degree with us, or somewhere else, we can help.
Find a course
Our Guide to Postgraduate Study: Applications, Interviews and Funding may be helpful as you put together your application.
We can offer feedback on your personal statement via our Submit a Query e-guidance tool (please allow up to five working days for a response), or you can book an appointment with our careers consultants.
We offer an overview of funding bodies for postgraduate research on our Research Degrees Funding page.
You can also read the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, a searchable database of funding open to Bath Spa students. To use this resource, choose option 1 to ‘register for a username and password’ using your full Bath Spa email address.
What about teacher training?
Many Bath Spa graduates choose to train as a teacher after their undergraduate course. Teaching can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice with various opportunities for progression and development.
Most people have heard of PGCEs, but there are actually multiple training routes available including school-based routes and graduate schemes. It is important to have recent school-based work experience, to be prepared to take numeracy and literacy tests and to apply as early as possible in the academic year prior to commencing your training, as places on certain routes are limited.
Guides for teacher training according to subject (Primary and Secondary, Early Years, Higher Education and TESOL) are also available in our Resource library.