Find a job

Ready to start your job search? Cast your net wide with our comprehensive guide to finding the best jobs. Here are all the details you need, from our own careers portal, Aston Futures, to jobsites, publications, recruitment agencies and more.

Whether you are looking for a job locally in the West Midlands, anywhere in the UK or internationally, find out where to look and who to contact. Whether you want to work for a blue-chip company, a public body, a family firm or a charity, find the right opportunity, right here.

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Aston Futures

Aston Futures is packed with job and career opportunities with employers who are actively looking to recruit Aston students and graduates just like you. Get started on Aston Futures now and set up job alerts for part time jobs, summer internships, placement opportunities and graduate roles, here in the UK and abroad.

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Talent Bank

Talent Bank is our Careers+Placements in-house recruitment service for students looking for a placement, in the UK and overseas.

Employers who have used our rather wonderful recruitment service in the past include Network Rail, Deutsche Bank, Airbus, CA Technologies and The Prince’s Trust. Yep, pretty awesome companies.

Go to Talent Bank




Looking for a part-time job or volunteering opportunity to boost your CV?

The JobShop is the place to go! Based on the 1st floor of the Students’ Union, the Jobshop team can support you with finding the right role, preparing your application and acing your interview! The Jobshop is your first port-of-call for support and advice when looking and applying for part-time work and volunteering opportunities.  

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UK job vacancies

We have brought together all the top recruitment websites for UK graduate vacancies, to save you time and effort in your job search. Here you will find high quality opportunities advertised by recruiters you can trust.

Find UK job vacancies

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International job vacancies

Interested in working abroad? International vacancies can be difficult to pin down but here you will find the best websites for these vacancies along with country profiles and international job-hunting advice.

Find international job vacancies

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Take a look at the following job sites for opportunities in academia:

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West Midlands jobs

If you are looking for a job closer to home here in the West Midlands, we have some great links with local employers and a wealth of excellent career opportunities for you.

Find out more about West Midlands jobs


SME jobs

Could a smaller organisation be a better choice for you? SMEs are Small to Medium Enterprises. In other words, smaller local companies, which you may not have heard of but which often offer excellent jobs and rapid career progression.  

Find out more about SME jobs

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Recruitment agencies

If you have never used a recruitment agency before you may be unsure of how they work and what you can expect from them. Our guide tells you everything you need to know.

Find out how to use recruitment agencies


Researching employers

If you don’t show in your application that you have researched your potential employer, you are unlikely to get an interview. A standardised application or CV just won’t cut it in today’s job market. Find out how to do your research - and why it matters - with our simple guide.

Find out how to research employers


Resources for LGBT students

We've put together a list of careers resources that may be useful for students and graduates who identify as lebian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. 

Careers resources for LGBT students


Support for students with disabilities

At Aston University, we foster an inclusive ethos and we offer advice and support for students with disabilities. Our view is that having a disability shouldn’t make any difference whatsoever to your opportunities for jobs, placements and internships.

Support for students with disabilities

Which of the blue-chip companies make the best employers?

Looking for ways to narrow down your job search? Or perhaps wondering if the company you have your eye on is a good employer? Discover the best blue-chip graduate employers, and what you can expect as a new recruit into various industries, by visiting the Career+Placements centre. Here we have a range of publications which tell you all you need to know. These include:

  • Rate My Placement: The Top 100 Graduate Employers
  • TargetJobs: Career guides and directories
  • The Guardian UK 300 Top Graduate Employers
  • The Job Crowd: The Top Companies for Graduates to Work For
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

Come and see us on the 1st Floor of the South Wing and pick up the publications that could make a positive difference to your job search.