School of Computer Science
Are you a cracking coder? Great at game design? Do you love working with abstract algorithms or are you a wizard at wiring? Will you take the next steps in artificial intelligence? Create a start-up that takes over the world? Or a robot that hopefully doesn’t? Will your skills change the way we interact with the world, or craft new virtual ones for us to explore? Whatever your passion or hopes for your future, there are a number of resources available to help you choose which career you would like to pursue.
If you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, the links below may help you to decide.
You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:
The hidden job market is a phrase used to describe jobs which aren’t advertised. It’s estimated 75% of jobs are filled by the hidden job market. Speculative applications (click to see advice booklet) can be useful to contact organisations for opportunities including internships which may not be formally advertised.
Graduate Scheme Options
A high percentage of top graduate schemes are open to any degree discipline. Check out a list of the UK’s top graduate schemes here.
- Anglian Water Infortmation Services Graduate Programme
- BAE Systems Graduate Scheme
- Cancer Research UK Technology and Digital Graduate Roles
- Capital One Graduate Programmes
- Deloitte Graduate Scheme
- Dorset Software Graduate Scheme
- FDM Graduate Scheme
- GCHQ Graduate Scheme
- Sky Graduate Programmes
- TPP Graduate Programmes
You can find some tips on making applications via the links below:
Remember your Careers & Employability service is also here to support you with your employability research, planning and applications.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
For general support and information about protected characteristics please visit our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion page.
Many employers and organisations advertise opportunities and initiatives to attract candidates from under-represented backgrounds and improve representation within their industry.
The list of links below offer an insight into targeted initiatives and support available within industries related to your school:
- Auticon UK is a unique, multi-national IT consultancy and social enterprise, which exclusively employs autistic adults as IT consultants
- Code Untapped are changing the way under-represented talent is found by giving under-represented technologists a voice
- Into Games are a not for profit who support people in finding rewarding careers in the games industry through mentoring, work experience and career support
- Limit Break is a mentorship programme aimed at people of underrepresented genders in the games industry
- Microsoft Inclusive Hiring learn how Microsoft are embedding accessibility and inclusion into the companies DNA
- OutinTech a not for profit that unites the LGBTQ+ tech community
- UKBlackTech are on a mission to make the UK the most ethnically diverse tech ecosystem in the world
If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in computer science, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat.