Graduands throwing hats in the air in the South Quad at Graduation

Get Hired this summer 

 A summer programme of events brought to you by the Careers & Employability Service to help you launch your graduate career



At this time of year, as you finish exams and in the lead up to graduation, some of you will be in a position to move directly into your desired career or postgraduate study.

However, others may have a little more work to do. The Careers & Employability Service wants to help you get hired!

We have designed the Get Hired this Summer programme to help those of you who haven't yet decided what career you wish to pursue after graduation. The programme will help you figure out what you want to do, refine your options and guide you through the application process. 


Online toolkit

Not sure where to start? Complete our  online toolkit and in just ten minutes you'll have a clearer idea of what your next steps should be. 90% of users have said it helped them with their career plans and as an added incentive, everyone who completes it will be entered into a draw to win £50 of Amazon vouchers.



Get help to find the job you want

Our Careers Consultants are on hand to advise you on what your next steps should be and how to get hired. You can book a quick query appointment through the Careers Portal, pop to our helpdesk in the Davison Building,  email us or phone the team at +44 (0) 1784 443 073.

Skype or phone appointments are also available.


Workshops & webinars

We have put together a package of sessions and an online webinar for the post-exam period to support you as you head into the graduate market. Book ahead to secure your place and avoid disappointment.

Find a job Fast, prepare to be recruited! Friday 25 May

H202, Horton


Discover your strengths and get the job you want Tuesday 29 May

Arts GO24,


Travelling, working and studying, getting the right combination for you! Thursday 31 May

Event Space, 


You've got lots of skills from your degree, find out how to get a career that uses them Thursday 31 May

Event Space,


2:2 degree 1st class career

Monday 25 June





The 500 Jobs Fair

On Tuesday 29 May from 12pm to 3pm, students had one-off chance to meet a handful of elite recruiters on campus. They were looking for Royal Holloway 2018 leavers for 500 paid graduate roles, all starting in June.

The recruiters are still interested in hearing from Royal Holloway students and you are very welcome to contact them yourself.

Check out the recruiters on The 500 Jobs Fair event page and the roles they have to fill and contact them directly via their website.

London Graduate Fair

If you want to find out about graduate jobs, meet employers face-to-face, attend free talks and a CV surgery, this free fair in Central London on Wednesday 20 June, 11am-5pm is a date to pop in your diary!

Find out more and register now.


Employers in Residence

From Monday 21 May to 4 June, seven employers from a wide variety of sectors including; drama, technology and pr and communications, will be visiting the Careers Centre as part of our Employers in Residence scheme. Some are them are even hiring on the day!

Find out more.


All-day events

Come along to one of our day-long workshop on campus or Central London events at Senate House which are designed to help you decide what you want to do, narrow your options and guide you through the application process. 

Central London events

The all-day events are taking place on Tuesday 17 July and  Thursday 6 September and will offer sessions on finding your ideal job, writing the perfect CV and succeeding at interviews. There will also be the opportunity to meet one-to-one with a Careers Consultant throughout each event.  

We will reimburse up to £25 worth of receipted public transport travel expenses incurred when attending these events.

Day-long workshop on campus

Join us on campus on Thursday 26 July at our dedicated workshop to help recent graduates and Masters students get hired!

Our confirmed worskshops so far are:

Get going with the job hunting workshop, 10am-12pm, Careers & Employability Service

Finding a job in the country of your choice, 11am-12pm, Careers & Employability Service

Our Careers Consultants are available to help you find the job you want. You can book an appointment here.


Find a job, get recruited

Whether you are looking for summer internships, interested in graduate roles or want to get a part-time job, check out the ‘Jobs’ tab on the Careers Portal – we advertise up to 2,000 jobs every week.

Graduate opportunities in IT 

Are you graduating this summer from Computer Science or another field related to IT or have a strong interest in IT?  Perhaps you have an interest in web technologies and development, systems infrastructure and technology.

If so, you should consider starting your career in the IT Department here at Royal Holloway where there's number of graduate trainee opportunities with an attractive starting salary of £23,719 to £27,862 (including London Allowance).

Find out more and apply now.