Career services & presentations

Information on the University's Careers Service

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 clubs 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

The Careers Service is based on the 3rd floor of the Main Library Building in George Square and are open throughout the year, including vacation.  They offer appointments which are available for you to discuss any career issues and you can book these via MyCareerHub.

Steve Norman ( is the Careers Consultant for students in the School of Informatics. 

The Careers Service have a range of online resources 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
  • E Placement Scotland - additional resource for IT student jobs


A wide range of part time jobs, internships and graduate jobs are advertised on MyCareerHub and you can also find out when careers workshops, talks, employer presentations and careers fairs are taking place.


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.

Graduating from Informatics?

Please update your home address details in MyEd so that the Careers Service can contact you to find out about your career destination after graduation.  Information on careers destinations is valuable to prospective and existing students!