Graduates

Welcome! Did you realise our services to Aber graduates are lifelong? Regardless of when you graduated, or of where you live in the world, you can continue to access our help and support. 

ABERcareers is our main on-line portal that you can use to send us queries, search for placements, graduate schemes and vacancies, arrange to meet with a Careers Consultant, find out when our drop-in services are available, and so much more. For more information on registering for and logging into ABERcareers as a graduate, click the ABERcareers drop down box below.

New: Graduate Support Programme

Are you a graduate from 2020, 2021, or 2022, who would like additional support obtaining employment? Perhaps you are currently unemployed, or have a non-graduate job but would like help with next steps?

We can offer 1:1 support to recent graduates who may be experiencing additional barriers to gaining employment (eligibility criteria apply). Through the Programme, we can help boost your skills, confidence, and career focus.

Our Graduate Support Advisers can regularly check in with you, help you to arrange work experience, and facilitate tailored activities to enhance your employability. Together we can work out the best approach to help you on your journey into graduate employment.

If you would like to know more, please click on the drop down link below: Graduate Support Programme and/or email us at gradsupport@aber.ac.uk and we’ll be in touch.

Logging in to ABERcareers

If you used the ABERcareers portal whilst you were a student at Aber, to convert your Student account to a Graduate account you will just need to:

  1. login via the Student sign in as usual but before your @aber.ac.uk student account expires; then
  2. change your contact details to provide your personal email instead; then
  3. login using the Graduate sign in, and then click on the Forgotten your password? option

If you have any difficulties, or would like us to complete step 2 for you, please email us at careers@aber.ac.uk

Thereafter, you should always use the Graduate sign in when logging in to ABERcareers.

If you have not logged into the ABERcareers portal and updated your profile with your personal email address before graduating, then to access the portal  you will need to please select the Graduate sign in option on the login page, then ‘Register’, as shown in the first image. Again, please email careers@aber.ac.uk if we can assist in any way.

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Once we have approved your request, or new registration if you have not used ABERcareers before, you will have continuous access to all our on-line services, resources and support.

Unsure what help and support we actually offer? Check out the services listed on our Current Students page, all of which you can continue to use as a graduate.

Remember too that our other web pages provide a range of useful information and suggestions. If you're looking to kickstart your plans after graduation, you will find the Subject Specific pages particularly helpful.

You can also email or phone us at any time, we are here to help, plus we would love to hear how you are getting on.

Graduate Support Programme

What is the Graduate Support Programme?

The Welsh Government has provided additional funding to help recent graduates, who may have been adversely affected by the Pandemic and could be experiencing additional barriers to gaining graduate employment.

By joining the Programme, you can access bespoke 1:1 guidance and support, to help boost your skills, confidence and employability.  We will assess where you are in your career journey, and then provide a step-by-step tailored programme to be put in place just for you and at your pace.  Together we can regularly review progress and suggest further activities. 

These may include some, or all, of the following:

  • In-depth careers advice and guidance with a Careers Consultant
  • Professional and personal learning and development via live and recorded webinars e.g. Grad Consult
  • Online careers resources
  • eMentoring with an industry professional or Aber alumni
  • Access to the Wales Graduate Support Network events – free skills training, large employer events such as Careers Fairs, sector specific workshops
  • Support from our AberPreneurs team and entrepreneurs if interested in self-employment, freelancing or new business start-up
  • Support arranging work experience e.g. through our ABERforward scheme
  • Regular reviews with a member of our Graduate Support team
  • Online forums with other graduates on the programme to share experiences

Who is eligible to join?

Are you a graduate from 2020, 2021 or 2022 and able to say ‘yes’ to one or more of the following eligibility factors? The Welsh Government has identified these groups as statistically under-represented or more likely to experience barriers to graduate employment. Please note that supporting evidence is not required for any of the categories:

  • I am disabled 
  • I am neuro-divergent (this could include things like dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD/ADD, Dyspraxia/DCD, ASD, OCD)
  • I have mental health issues (this could include things like anxiety and depression)
  • I am estranged from my family
  • I am a care leaver
  • I have caring or child care responsibilities
  • I am LGBTQ+
  • I am from a Black, and/or Minority Ethnic background
  • I hold migrant status
  • I am from an area where not many young people enter higher education[1]
  • I am from an area of Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD)[2]
  • I am from a low income family[3]
  • I am the first in my family to attend university
  • I studied through the medium of Welsh
  • I am from a religious minority
  • I am from a Traveller community
  • I am a veteran
  • I was raised by a family member in the armed forces

Interested in joining?

If this Programme is of interest to you, or you would like to know more information before you decide, please email the Graduate Support Team at gradsupport@aber.ac.uk.  You can also click on EVENTS in ABERcareers to see upcoming Graduate Support Programme events and general Careers events.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

[1] Check your home postcode on the Office for Students website. If your postcode returns a ‘1’ or ‘2’ in 'POLAR 4 Young participation quintile' you are from a low participation area.  We can help you check this if you are unsure.

[2] The WIMD is the Welsh Government’s official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales. Find out more about the WIMD .

[3] Low income is defined as an annual income of 60% below the median household disposable income in the UK. This was £31,400 in financial year ending 2021 based on estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Household Finances Survey. Therefore 60% below £31,400 is £18,840 per annum.