CAREERS IN… Sociology

The links below are relevant to your subject area 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.

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

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Careers Info Jobs & Work Experience Volunteering Employer Directories Related Media & Docs

Careers info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website.

  • 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, human resources & employment and management and statistics.
  • Industry Insights – View profiles on Charity & Development, Education, Health and Social Care, Government & Public Admin and Social Care to explore job profiles, entry and progression, typical employers and future trends in your field of interest.

Working in a Charity – Includes iformation about working in paid work in a charity and a skills matching tool.

Chartered Institute of Housing – Includes comprehensive guide to careers in housing.

ETS Wales – Includes information about training and qualifications in Youth Work in Wales.

HM Prison & Probation Service – Created in April 2017, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is a new agency in the Ministry of Justice, covering 121 prisons and employing over 42,000 staff.

National Youth Agency – Includes information on qualifications and training in youth work UK wide.

Ministry of Justice – Includes information about careers and links to the Prison and Probation Services and the Youth Justice Board.

Target Jobs Public Service & Government – Everything you need to know about graduate jobs in public service and government.

Care Council for Wales – To find out about the social work profession and qualifications and training in Wales view Qualifications & Careers.

Skills for Care – Information about working within the Social Care system in England including qualifying.

Jobs and Work Experience

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events

Log in to Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

Civil Service Fast Stream – Home page of the Civil Service graduate scheme

Civil Service Jobs – Civil Service vacancies at all levels

The National Graduate Management Training Scheme – A programme for graduates interested in a management career in adult social care.

National Assembly for Wales – Search for current jobs or apply for their work experience opportunities.

Welsh Government – Search for current jobs or work placement opportunities.

National Graduate Development Programme – Local government graduate management development programme. Also contact County Councils direct to enquire about graduate opportunities and entry level jobs with councils throughout the UK.

Recruit 3 – View jobs and internships in the charity sector in Wales.

Charity Job – View jobs and paid internships within the charity sector UK wide.

Community Care – Jobs in the social care sector.

Goodmoves – Jobs in the charity and voluntary sector. – Research, academic and administrative vacancies in universities, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

Jobs in Advice – Jobs in the advice sector.

National Centre for Social Research – Offers range of opportunities including graduate research positions.

Parliament UK – Search for jobs in House of Commons, House of Lords and links to employment with individual MPs.

Public Affairs – Vacancies in public affairs and lobbying in the UK, US and EU.

Policy Jobs UK – UK and international research and policy making jobs.

Jobs in the Justice System – Includes vacancies in the National Offender Management Service, HM Prison Service, HM Courts and Probationary Service.

Great Education – Jobs in education, training and teaching including classroom assistant roles.

FE Jobs – A dedicated job board for vacancies in Further Education.

NHS Wales Graduate Management Trainee Programme – Open to any degree subject.

NHS England graduate management trainee programme – Open to any degree subject.

NHS Jobs – Look for administrator, co-ordinator or trainee positions across all NHS divisions.

Jobs Go Public -Job opportunities in the public and not for profit sectors.

Opportunities – Jobs in Local Authorities, Local Government, Charities and Public Sector UK and worldwide.

The National Autistic Society – This link offers jobs and voluntary experience. They attended the Part Time Jobs Fair and have branches UK wide.

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


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

Do It – Volunteering opportunities UK wide and abroad.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action – Search for voluntary opportunities within the charity sector in Wales.

Employer Directories

Directgov Local Councils Directory – Search for jobs with county councils throughout the UK. Browse the A to Z lists, or search by county, region or country.

Association for Qualitative Research – Includes an online directory of organisations undertaking and employing researchers in addition to a ‘Free Graduate Information Pack’.

Related media and docs

Stand out and be counted – A guide to maximising your prospects for students studying social sciences and humanities subjects.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Social care – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Charity and development work – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

AGCAS Video – Journey to Work- Psychology & Social Work

Social Science- 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.

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