At a graduate industry student event UCGR got asked the question ‘How do I actually apply for a job?’ at least 15 times… now some of you may be wondering are you serious, for real?, but some of you will be nodding your head in agreement. UC Grad Recruiter is here to set the answer straight.

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There are many ways to apply for graduate roles and with today’s connected world, we’re pretty sure you have everything you need at your fingers tips. So as students and upcoming graduates, seek out the answers you are looking for and avoid asking questions that you know you can easily find the answer to, this will save you a lot of time. We’ll let you ponder on the fact that if you want to know something, anything in fact, typically the first place you go is google- so why should your job search be any different?

Where to go in order to start a job application:

  1. A company’s careers page or corporate website should always be the first place to find a graduate job and start the application. For example if you want to apply for a graduate job at KPMG, BP or HSBC- then go directly to that companies website. This will give you the access to information about the company, graduate program and how to apply.
  2. If you want to see a selection of different graduate programs, then you should head to a website dedicated to graduate jobs. We have a compiled a list for you below:

United Kingdom:


Graduate Recruitment Bureau


Russian Students

Future Today



Grad Connection

Graduate Jobs

Grad Australia


Grad Singapore

Grad Green House


Freshers World

Graduate Land

United States:

Graduate Land

USA jobs

College Grad


Grad Ireland

South Africa:

The Careers Portal

Careers 24


Graduate Land- Brazil

*After extensive research UCGR recommends for students in South America that the most effective way to a find graduate job is to go straight to a company’s corporate website.

It is worth noting, depending on your global location, some companies do accept applications via mail, fax or in person. If this is the case, you can find further job postings in newspapers or related publications.

Once you have found a role and company you want to apply for, let UCGR help you navigate your way around an Application form, through the Recruitment process and succeed at the Final interview.

Our final tip is to remember all the information you need to find a job or learn more about a company is at your fingertips, you just need do look for it.

Good Luck!

UC Grad Recruiter.

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