Graduate support

We offer a range of support services for recent Bath Spa graduates, from guiding you with employment and further study, to taking that next step in your career

If the last university you graduated from* was Bath Spa University, we have a range of services available to help you make successful steps into employment, further study or working for yourself.

Graduating this year?

Support

There are lots of ways we can support you:

  • careers advice
  • appointments
  • answering an online question
  • comprehensive resources
  • workshops
  • graduate jobs
  • internships
  • business start-up.

If there’s anything you want to ask just go to MyCareer.

Start-up grants

Santander has kindly provided grant funding to help you start or grow your business idea, whether on your own or with others.

Through our Explore-it, Grow-it and Launch-it pitch competitions, you can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,000.

For more information and to apply, go to the Bath Sparks website

Freelance support

See our dedicated resources about freelancing and self-employment, and further support available through BathSparks

You can also access:

  • A business planning toolkit (email bathsparks@bathspa.ac.uk for more information)
  • And related hackathons, webinars and workshops as part of our ongoing Workfest programme. See the latest events by searching 'Workfest' in MyCareer.

Virtual Internships

Each semester we will be offering a number of fully paid virtual internships to help you develop skills and experience while supporting charities, small companies and the University.

These will be project based, lasting ten to 50 hours at £9.17 per hour.

For more information go to the dedicated Virtual Internships space on MyCareer.

Autumn Workfest

Workfest is a series of events designed to connect students with industry, raise aspirations, improve employability skills and showcase employers. This is an ideal opportunity for you to meet employers, find out what they offer, start networking or just browse with an open mind.

Our Autumn Workfest is a fortnight of events taking place between 19-30 October. All events will be online and accessed digitally. View the programme and book events.

Here are some of the activities happening during Autumn Workfest:
  • Public Sector Inspiration Event with Transform Society 
  • Routes into Teaching by The Department for Education (DfE) and Teach First
  • Virtual Internships 
  • CV's, Cover Letters and Applications 
  • Applying for Graduate Schemes
  • Virtual Applications and Interviewing 
  • Post Graduate Study.

GradTalent Development Agency

The GradTalent Development Agency (GTDA) is a recruitment and development agency to support graduates in the South West.

If you're from the South West originally and looking for a graduate job in the region, register on our dedicated recruitment portal.

For a limited time only, if you secure a graduate job through GTDA you'll get a £150 graduate employment starting fund that can be used towards commencing new employment (for example transportation costs, work clothes or equipment).

There are lots of opportunities for graduates in the South West and you can find more information here. We'll work with you to help you secure the type of job you would like. We'll just need a few details and your CV to get started.

MyCareer

MyCareer is our online portal for booking events, accessing appointments and e-guidance, and searching for jobs and placements. You can sign in using your Bath Spa details.

Emerge: Graduate Creative Industries Residence at Sion Hill

We’ve teamed up with Santander Universities to create Emerge - our new creative studio, based at the Sion Hill campus. Starting in the autumn 2020, will be welcoming 30 recent Bath Spa graduates from across four key areas of the Creative Industries: Art, Design, Performance, and Media, for a 6 month studio residency to develop or continue a successful creative practice.

Emerge will be a space to collaborate, to share ideas and network with other creative graduates and industry practitioners. For those not successful in gaining a studio space this time, we will be developing an 'Associate Membership Programme' later in the year, which will provide other ways to collaborate and get involved. Further details will be added here soon.

If you have any enquiries about Emerge, please email emerge@bathspa.ac.uk

Graduated in the last three years?

Appointments**

We can offer appointments in person, by phone or through Google Hangouts. They can help you with the following concerns:

  • Making career or job choices
  • Finding jobs or postgraduate courses
  • How to write an effective CV and/or job application
  • How to start your own business
  • How to succeed at interviews and assessment centres.

Access to MyCareer

Login to MyCareer where you can find jobs, book our events and appointments, or ask a question.

Ask a question online

If you have a quick question or need us to check an application, you can do it through MyCareer.

Online resources

We’ve got loads of freely available online resources and guides to help you make career decisions, improve your application, or learn the ins and outs of how to work for yourself.

GradTalent Development Agency

Have you graduated and are still looking for your dream job? Sign up to the GradTalent Development Agency and find your next opportunity. 

GradTalent offers a personalised employment service designed to assist local* graduates with securing opportunities in their area.

They offer:

  • Specialised job matching between local graduates and local employers
  • Employability services to help you successfully navigate the job application, shortlisting, and interview process
  • Post-placement support to help you with ongoing career development

*Graduates originally from the South West, who went to University in the South West and are looking for jobs in the South West 

To access most of these services you should register for your MyCareer account.

*You should have graduated with an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree (such as a Masters or Postgraduate certificate).

** Did you graduate more than 18 months ago? Don't worry. We can still offer you a session during vacation times. 

Graduated more than three years ago?

If you graduated more than three years ago, we can still offer you support and advice. You may also find the following online resources useful:

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