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Our careers support will help you to find your career path and prepare for life after Cambridge.

Where a Cambridge degree can take you

Get transferable skills

Employers are interested in the transferable skills that you have. The majority of graduate employers recruit students with any degree discipline.

Cambridge graduates have attributes and transferable skills that employers are looking for.

For example, our graduates are usually:

  • ambitious, intelligent, and motivated
  • hard-working and passionate
  • curious and intellectually creative
  • independent thinkers
  • able to manage their time effectively

Check your course page to get course specific careers information.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of industries and sectors.

  • 91% of Cambridge graduates who responded to the Graduate Outcomes Survey were in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.
  • Top 3 in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • More than a quarter of our graduates each year progress into further study or training (Graduate Outcomes Survey).

The Graduate Outcomes Survey records the outcomes of students who completed their studies between August 2020 and July 2021. 45% of graduates responded to the survey.

Find out what our recent graduates are doing now on the Information Hub website.

How we can support your career

Careers guidance

You can work with our Careers Service from the start of your degree to explore your career options.

Our team of experienced and impartial careers advisers can help you connect with employers.

The Careers Service run the following events to help you.

  • Workshops on:
    • choosing a career
    • cover letters and applications
    • getting ready for job interviews
  • Skills sessions
  • 200 careers events and around 15 major careers fairs each year

Internships and work experience

Our industry connections provide opportunities for you to get work experience. This can enhance your CV ready for graduation.

There are thousands of opportunities from all sectors advertised through our Careers Service.

Bursaries are offered to support unpaid opportunities with charities.

Networking opportunities

We have a graduate database that will give you access to over 1,200 Cambridge graduate contacts.

Our graduates work in a huge range of industries and can offer first-hand advice.

Find out about careers support on the Careers Service website