Are you the next Undergraduate of the Year?

  • Aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK.
  • Fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.
  • There are nine awards on offer and you can only apply for one, so narrow down and choose the right award for you.
  • Further details


Latest update 3 December 2020

The Careers Team is excited to be supporting you throughout university, to help you make the most of your St Andrews experience! It’s never too early to get involved; no matter what year you are in or what you are studying:

  • Speak with an adviser - book one of our appointments to talk to a Careers Adviser about any careers-related questions.
  • Attend events - we host a range of events throughout the year, from skills sessions and employer workshops, to careers fairs and alumni panels.
  • Find opportunities - we promote thousands of part-time work, volunteering, internship and graduate vacancies.
  • Career Matters - 3 December - keep up-to-date with new events and opportunities.


Current students

New to the Careers Centre? Check out these useful resources to get started!


Grad 2020

The Careers Centre is committed to supporting you as you take your next steps after graduation. For up to three years after graduation, you can access our resources and get the careers support which will allow you to achieve your goals and progress in your career.

Graduate Opportunities on CareerConnect

Please note: Students who have recently graduated must register as a graduate on CareerConnect to have continued access to our resources for up to 3 years after graduation.

Voice of alumni

St Andrews alumni have achieved career success in every sector all over the globe.

Check out the videos for their stories and insights.


Notes from the recent inspiring China Alumni Careers Panel are available now!



Ways to stay ahead

Practical actions you can take to enhance your employability.


Careers Centre - Winter Work Shadowing Programme

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to workshadow alumni, staff and friends of the University at their place of work!

These shadow periods come in many forms, ranging from informal chats over coffee to a day or more shadowing someone in the workplace. All work shadowing opportunities will take place virtually.

  • This scheme is open to students in any year of study.
  • Applications for the Winter 2020 scheme are now open. Further details.


Saint Connect

We have many alumni, staff and employers, signing up every day.  Find that person who can help support and guide you in your studies, life and career aspirations … or just share your thoughts … all welcome! Login to find a connection



Stay ahead and make sure you have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile. Read The graduate's guide to creating the perfect LinkedIn profile.

Connect with our brilliant Alum Ludovic Meaby (Executive Trainee, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong) on LinkedIn to have a 30-mins chat over your CV, Cover letter, Video interview, Assessment centre, and how to network your way to a referral.


Part-time, internship and freelance opportunities


Volunteering opportunities and guidance


Courses and qualifications


Key future events and competitions

To find out about the wide variety of events we offer, please check the Events page




The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme - Applications close on 27 January 2021

Become a Laidlaw Scholar to get equipped with the skills and values to become leaders in your chosen occupations beyond University. It provides wonderful opportunities to conduct your research with partner universities overseas and gain work experience by taking internships.


Santander Tech Scholarships - register by 30 December 2020

This is a 100% online programme , developed for students, university graduates and young professionals between 20 and 35 years old.

Santander is offering 400 Scholarships to allow successful applicants to choose one of the 4 online 8 week Professional Certificate programmes offered by MIT Professional Education:

  1. Blockchain : Disruptive Technology
  2. Cloud & DevOps: Continuous Transformation
  3. Machine Learning : From Data to Decisions
  4. Designing Product Families : From Strategy to Implementation

TargetJobs future events and competitions


GoinGlobal Live Training Sessions – various dates

Need to quickly target the GoinGlobal content that best meets your needs? Participate in a professionally-guided training session to get insider strategies on how to best explore GoinGlobal’s wide range of career and employment resources, including evolving and actionable resources for COVID in major economic centres around the world.


More student competitions by sector


International opportunities

These resources have new roles added regularly. Register your interest for opportunities that will open in Autumn 2021.

Advice and information

Employer and Industry insights


Voice of Alumni Videos


Career Readiness


Career Planning and Preparation


Enterprising Mindset


Academic Researcher