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Careers support for non-members of Cambridge University

The Careers Service is funded to support Cambridge University undergraduates, postgraduates, research staff/postdocs and alumni. If you are not in one of these groups, you may still be able to access some of our resources.

The Mutual Aid Scheme for graduates of other institutions

The Mutual Aid Scheme of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) enables non-Cambridge graduates (not current students) to access some of our services. The Scheme requires that ALL of the following are true:

  • You are a graduate of any institution of higher education which belongs to AGCAS (all British and Irish Universities and many of the larger Colleges or Institutes of Higher Education)
  • You are not easily able to use the Careers Service of your own institution
  • Cambridge is your nearest university
  • You graduated not more than two years ago

What we offer Mutual Aiders

  • copies of takeaway leaflets including the 'Quick Guide to Finding work in Cambridgeshire'
  • short appointments with a Careers Adviser throughout the year (except October-December when current Cambridge University students take priority

What we do not offer Mutual Aiders

Limited resources mean that non-Cambridge graduates will not be able to access:

  • Long consultations with a Careers Adviser (except by special arrangement: graduates who have already had a short consultation with an Adviser can be recommended for a longer discussion)
  • Careers events and activities for which booking is necessary
  • Access to the password protected areas of the website. The national graduate website Prospects is a good alternative, including online vacancies.

Interviews in Cambridge

Employers visiting Cambridge make their own arrangements for interviews and may include non-Cambridge graduates at their discretion. You should apply directly or consult the employer if in doubt.

Other careers resources open to all

  • Prospects website includes:
    • Details of vacancies and employers
    • General graduate careers information
    • Prospects Career Planner is a free online tool to identify jobs that would suit you
    • Wide range of online payable services such as advice via email and CV help, online chats with employers
  • The National Careers Service offers:
    • Free advice via email and their free telephone line 0800 100 900 on courses up to higher degree plus funding
    • CV checks and discussions with Careers Coaches