Career services & presentations

Careers information for students, including a list of the latest employer presentations.

Take charge of your future!

Getting a degree from Edinburgh is a great start but in this competitive job market employers are looking for more. Make the most of your time at university and take the time to develop your skills by:

  • Getting involved in student club and societies; take on committee positions if you can to develop leadership and teamwork skills
  • Getting work experience; volunteering, part time jobs, internships and work shadowing all count and are great ways to develop your skills
  • Thinking ahead; graduation might seem like a long way off for you but it’s never too soon to start thinking about what you want to do after you graduate, whether that’s going into work, further study, taking time out, travelling or something else
  • Using your Careers Service; your Careers Service is here to support you from day one of university until two years after graduation and there’s lots of ways we can help you with making the most of your time at university and planning for your future.

The Careers Service

We’re based on the 3rd floor of the Main Library Building in George Square and we’re open throughout the year, including vacation.  Rebecca Valentine is the Careers Consultant for students in the School of Informatics.

We advertise a wide range of part time jobs, internships and graduate jobs on our job vacancy database MyCareerHub. You can also find IT student jobs via E Placement Scotland.

We organise a wide range of careers workshops, talks and events, including employer presentations and careers fairs.  Most of these are open to students in all year groups and details can be found on MyCareerHub

We have a range of self-help resources which are available to you 24/7 including:

  • CareerEd – an online workbook to help you kick start your career planning
  • Quick guides on recruitment including short online talks on CVs, cover letters, application forms and interviews
  • Information on jobs and careers to help you find useful information about different careers including entry requirements, typical employers and where to find jobs
  • Information on options after graduation – including data on what graduates from your degree programme have gone on to do, options with your subject, information on further study, taking time out and volunteering

We also have 1:1 appointments which are available for you to discuss any career issues including and you can book these in MyCareerHub.  

New to Informatics?

The following video from the Careers Service will guide on the services on offer and the things you should be thinking about as you start your university studies.

Leaving Informatics?

Future Plans Form - Please fill this out to help keep track of what our graduates are doing

Employers presentations

 An extensive programme of Employer Presentations is organised by the Careers Service. Presentations run from the start of Semester 1. These are open to final and penultimate year undergraduates and all PG students. Many employers will also welcome first and second year undergraduates. 

The full list is available on My Career Hub.

Presentations offer an excellent opportunity to find out about what's on offer, network with employers and recent graduate employees and gain advice on how they recruit.

The School of Informatics also arrange a number of employer presentations - these are detailed below:

Name of employer Date and time Location Further information
Morgan Stanley 28 September 2016 - 1pm Lecture theatre 4, Appleton Tower

Morgan Stanley’s technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets. Across our London and Glasgow offices technologists develop applications across Sales and Trading, Prime Brokerage, Wealth Management, Information Security, Risk and Regulatory systems and more. Projects are very diverse and cover a wide range of technologies including Java, C#, HTML5, C++, Python, KDB/Q, and Scala to name just a few, and typically involve building large distributed systems with a global user base.

Come along and hear a panel of developers talk about what they do at Morgan Stanley and give you an insight into working for a global financial services company. This year we will have a  special emphasis on diversity and will have an all-female panel.

We will also give a brief overview of the Morgan Stanley graduate training programme and the application process.The event will be informal and questions will be encouraged. If you would like to come along, please email us at with a message title of 'Meet the Developer'.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


JP Morgan

14 October 2016,

1pm - 3pm

G.07 Informatics Forum Corporate - Technology - "How to" Series - Demystifying the Assessment Process
Skyscanner 19 October 2016-1pm TBC, Appleton Tower TBC