We work very closely with The University of Manchester Careers Service, which provides valuable assistance to students in exploring the job market and is consistently voted the best university careers service in the UK by both employers and students.

  • Have access to a comprehensive careers website offering round the clock advice and access to vacancies, including specialist vacancies for undergraduate students which can be emailed directly to you
  • Gain key skills
  • Have direct access to more employers than anywhere else in the UK outside of London via the Careers Service
  • Have direct access to extensive information resources and a team of professional careers consultants specifically trained to assist undergraduates within the Careers Service

The University Careers staff are trained to help undergraduates reach their career goals, or plan their next course of study. For more information about the services they provide please visit: Careers Service.

Career Planning

From the moment you arrive at university, we encourage you to be proactive about planning and developing your career. The Careers Service can help you in many ways and offer 30 minute appointments with a careers consultant to discuss your career ideas and plans.

  • Exploring your career options and ideas
  • Finding work experience/ placements
  • Exploring particular occupations in depth
  • Finding out about the job market, specific sectors and employers
  • Improving the skills sought by employers
  • Finding graduate jobs, internships or postgraduate study
  • Writing strong applications and CVs
  • Succeeding at interviews and assessment centres
  • Starting your own business
  • Further study and funding, and much more
  • Appointments can be made in person at the Careers Resource Centre or by telephone: 0161 275 2829

In addition, there is also a 15 minute drop-in service, ideal for CV, application and interview advice or getting started with career planning, you should book on the day you want to be seen by clicking on the above link.

Please do not wait until your final year to access these services, or you might find that you have missed out on an important opportunity, such as summer internships.

Help with interviews and assessment centres

If you've got a job interview coming up, or expect to take some psychometric tests as part of a graduate recruitment process the careers service can help. They run sessions on practice interviews and practice psychometric tests.

Find out more about Careers Service events.

Find out about all current job opportunities by registering with the careers services to create your own careers profile for vacancies to be sent directly to your email.

How do I make myself more employable?

A degree is often not enough to make you stand out from the crowd of other applicants. Your experience is what will distinguish you from other candidates when you are trying to get a job. There is more to getting an experience than internships and summer jobs.

It’s never too late to start getting experience! But the earlier you start the better.

Finding a job (while and after you study)

There are a variety of things that you can do with your degree from Alliance MBS. Start exploring career options, occupations and industries early so that you can get relevant experience and gain transferable skills which employers are looking for. There is information on all types of careers that you can think of for you to have a look at.

So, if you’re thinking you might need to get a job or some experience in the next few years, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it be to earn a bit of extra spending money during term time or to start shaping your career over the summer it’s all here. The University offers all students tailored advice on how to get any experience that you might want.

While you study

After you study

Applications and interviews

The job market is highly competitive. You can't afford to be on the same level as everyone else; you need to stand out from the crowd. A recruiter will go through a lot of candidates so you need to make sure that you tick all the boxes. The first step on getting that dream job is to make your application as close to perfect as it can be. Then when you've landed the interview - practice makes perfect.