CAREERS IN... Psychology

Psychology The links below are relevant to Psychology and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

  • Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories which includes charity and voluntary work, social care & guidance work, health care, education, and human resources & employment.

British Psychological Society – To find out about psychology-related professions view Careers, education & training.

Careers in the psychological therapies – A useful guide on psychology-related careers within the NHS.

ClinPsy – Information for aspiring clinical psychologists.

HM Prison & Probation Service – Biggest single employer of psychologists in the country. See video below.

Independent Police Complaints Commission – find out about trainee investigator roles with the IPCC.

Research Gate – Enables you to network with a global community dedicated to science and research.

Welsh Neurological Alliance – A focused and purposeful forum of not-for-profit organisations and groups representing many thousands of people affected by neurological conditions in Wales. The organisations involved in the forum might prove useful to contact when searching for work experience in this area.

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Working in psychology

BPS Psychologists Appointments – search for psychology-related jobs.

Charity Jobs – Third sector jobs including psychological posts.

HM Prison and Probation Psychology jobs – Find psychology research and higher education posts.

NHS Jobs – Search for 'psychologist assistant’, graduate mental health worker 'psychological well-being practitioner’ and 'mental health worker’

Psychminded Jobs – Search for jobs in psychology, psychiatry and mental health.

Other jobsites suitable for a psychology graduate

Community Care Jobs – Social work and social care jobs.

Civil Service Jobs – Civil Service vacancies.

Civil Service Fast Stream – Civil Service Fast Stream.

FE Careers – Vacancies included from FE Colleges, Training Providers, Awarding Bodies and specialist education recruiters. – A dedicated job board for vacancies in Further Education

Guardian Jobs – Browse jobs by category. – Science, research, academic and administrative vacancies in universities, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

JobsGoPublic – Employment opportunities in the public and not for profit sectors.

National Graduate Development Programme – Local government graduate training scheme.

NHS Wales graduate training schemes – Gateway to NHS Wales graduate programme.

Parliament.UK – Vacancies in the House of Commons.

Police Recruitment – Explore career opportunities in the Police.

Recruit3 – View jobs and internships in the charity and voluntary sector – Private and public sector jobs in social care and social work.

Welsh Audit Office – Search for current vacancies with the WAO.

Welsh Government – Recruitment and Career Opportunities with the Welsh Government.

Working for an MP – For jobs and internships with politicians, political parties and lobbying and campaigning organisations.


Barnardos – Search for current volunteering opportunities.

VCS CymruVCS Cymru is the operating name of Voluntary Community Service (Cymru) – a registered charity which runs the Cardiff Volunteer Centre and has been working to match potential volunteers with opportunities to help in Cardiff since 1964.

Interlink – Voluntary bureau for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Contact them to find out about a range of volunteer opportunities in the local community.

MIND Cymru – National offices in London and Cardiff.

New Horizons New Horizons manages a range of resource and outreach centres throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff for people experiencing mental health or emotional wellbeing issues. Find out about volunteering roles available.

Newlink Wales NewLink Wales is an independent substance misuse organisation operating throughout Wales. They recruit, train, place and support volunteers with agencies throughout Wales whose remit includes substance misuse.

Samaritans For voluntary opportunities view 'Interested in Volunteering’

SOVASOVA is a national charity which champions social inclusion and provides volunteer and mentoring services.

TEDS – Treatment and Education Drug Services in RCT.

The National Autistic Society – Find out about the range of volunteering placements available or contact them for list of other services near you which may need volunteers

Volunteering Wales – Search volunteering opportunities in Wales by type of opportunity and location.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action – The WCVA offer a number of volunteering opportunities.

Young Epilepsy is the leading national charity providing specialist services for children and young people with epilepsy and related neurological conditions.

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Direct Gov Local councils directory Use the A-Z to search for county councils throughout the UK. Look for jobs and find contacts for other departments such as social services, youth services, education and housing.

NHS Wales Directory – Browse services by Health Board.

Mental Health Service Directory – RCT & Merthyr – A directory of voluntary sector mental health organisations working in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil.

The All Wales Mental Health Promotion Network View Links

The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018

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