Careers

The University of St Andrews boasts an excellent reputation throughout the world, ensuring that our graduates appeal to employers. Undergraduate students will benefit from the University's Careers Centre, which offers students information and advice on graduate opportunities and careers.

During your time at the University, there will be plenty of opportunities to gain work experience and boost your CV. The UK Graduate Careers Survey ranks the University of St Andrews top five in the UK for the number of final year students who have completed internships (62%). The University also offers students over 150 affiliated societies, each with committee positions which can help you to develop skills in leadership, organisation, and PR.

As a student at the University of St Andrews, you can attend careers fairs, where you will find some of the UK's most prestigious graduate employers. Many of our top employers also hold presentations, skill sessions and other events at the University for the benefit of prospective graduates.

You can also apply for a University-based internship. The Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIP) will offer you the chance to undertake a summer placement in your academic School, while the St Andrews Summer Internship Scheme provides opportunities to get experience in non-academic University units, including Admissions, the library, and HR.

Graduates from the University of St Andrews have been employed by a huge variety of world-renowned companies and organisations across the globe, including:

  • Accenture
  • BBC
  • British Aerospace
  • Penguin Books
  • PwC
  • Teach First.

You can read more about some of what our past graduates have gone on to do after university in the Careers Centre’s student case studies pages.