Working in the local area
You may be interested in working in the Portsmouth or Hampshire area when you finish your course. Many graduates chose to do this. So how can you find opportunities in the local area?
In Hampshire, many smaller organisations offer graduates employment as they know the benefits that graduate can add to their company. Graduate Training Programmes tend to be offered by large organisations and therefore you are likely to find these opportunities quite limited in the local area. There are lots of resources you can use to research Graduate Training Opportunities and find out what opportunities are offered in the Hampshire area.
Many graduates find work with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hampshire. Whilst a formal training scheme may not be in place, they often find they are able to 'grow' in their role and progress quickly through the organisation. Large organisations in the area may also have opportunities that are not targeted specifically at graduates, but which offer a good starting point to develop your career.
Register with the Jobs Board to search for local part-time and graduate opportunities.
Purple Door Recruitment - If you are a graduate, don't forget to also register with Purple Door Recruitment, our in-house recruitment service run for University of Portsmouth students and graduates. For more information on Purple Door Recruitment visit http://www.port.ac.uk/careersandrecruitment/ and select Register with Purple Door Recruitment.
Further advice and information
- The News – Jobs in the Portsmouth area (Thursday and Saturday)
- Southern Daily Echo – Jobs in the Southampton area (Thursday)
- Recruitment South – Jobs across the Hampshire area (Saturday)
- Jobcentre Plus – Vacancies in the local area
- Local councils have online vacancy bulletins, for example: www.hampshire.gov.uk or www.portsmouth.gov.uk
- Hampshire Business Directory – Allows you to research local organisations. Available at Purple Door
- Finding work in the Portsmouth area
- Local recruitment agencies
- Graduate Job South - Jobs in the southern area.