Careers support for graduates

Group of female graduates holding their graduation scrolls

Lifelong Access to Career Support

Careers & Graduate Futures are delighted to offer careers support to all recent graduates who studied on any of our UK, Dubai or Malaysia campuses.

For up to two years after graduation you have unlimited access to our specialist careers guidance and advice service for Heriot-Watt Graduates from campuses in UK, Dubai and Malaysia. 

Beyond 2 years, you can still book up to 2 careers appointments per year for the rest of your career! So whether you are looking to change jobs, prepare for a promotion interview, or just want to discuss your professional development, the Careers & Graduate Futures team at Heriot-Watt will be here to support you.

Your Career Consultants are:

  • UK -  Sarah Innes
  • Dubai -  Benita Maben and Tasneem Dakri 
  • Malaysia - Jamie Chan and Nur Adibah Samsury

1:1 Careers appointments 

 You can now book the following Online, or On-Campus appointments through the GRADfutures platform.

  • 30 minutes Guidance appointments
  • 15-minute CV checks / Quick queries

GRADfutures - other services 

As a recent graduate you have access to our 24/7 GRADfutures platform to:  

  • Access graduate job boards and set up vacancy alerts.
  • Access a wide range of career planning resources including advice on job searching, applications, interviews, assessment centres, diversity, self-employment, further study and much more!
  • Practice your video interviewing technique with our Interview 360 tool.

How to access our GRADfutures platform

EXISTING users of GRADfutures: 

GRADfutures is accessible by logging in if you’re an existing user and still have access to your Heriot-Watt account. Please note your university email address will expire after a short period of time.  

To keep up with the latest opportunities that match your preferences, please go to your My Profile section and select 'Graduate Access' to add your most current personal email address  

ALUMNI ACCOUNT: Has your Heriot-Watt account expired, or are you a New User?

To request a GRADfutures Alumni Account, please complete this registration form and we will get you set up and ready to go.

The latest version of the GRADfutures careers platform also offers a huge variety of career resources, including company profiles, occupational videos, the Career Edge+ Career planning tool and lots more useful hints and tips for recent graduates. Remember, it also has links to job boards with hundreds of graduate level jobs across many different sectors. 

The Watt Club  

The Development & Alumni Office support The Watt Club, our university alumni association. You automatically become a member of the Watt Club when you graduate. To find out about the benefits of being part of a truly global network please visit the Watt Club pages