Who we are

August, 2016

Prospects are the experts in graduate careers. We help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities

Working at the heart of the higher education (HE) sector for more than 40 years, we provide a market-leading portfolio of graduate career and postgraduate study recruitment options and work in close partnership with HE and further education (FE) professional bodies and government to deliver unique services that benefit the sector as a whole.

We use our unique insight into what graduates do, where they go and what their motivations are to guide and inspire career choices throughout the student journey.

We are owned by the registered charity Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), an agency of UUK and GuildHE, and are the only careers organisation to invest profits back into education and research. This unique and established position in the sector, along with our unparalleled knowledge of graduate careers helps us to manage and support a range of key initiatives within higher education.

Our work

  • Prospects.ac.uk - the UK's biggest graduate careers website with more than 2.3 million monthly browsers.
  • HECSU - supports the work of careers and employability professionals and their institutions and undertakes research into all aspects of graduate employability.
  • Prospects HEDD - an online government-backed degree verification service, which aims to combat degree fraud in higher education. It helps universities to manage incoming requests from employers, agencies and other universities in their candidate verification.
  • Prospects Luminate - launched in 2018, Luminate is the home of student and graduate labour market information from Prospects.
  • Prospects Careers Service Network - this careers service vacancy software provides careers services with vacancy and event management software and recruiters with unique access to jobseekers on campus.
  • Prospects Course Exchange - uses XCRI-CAP feeds to manage the upload of postgraduate course data from HE providers to Prospects and other postgraduate course marketing websites. The service includes a free validation service, Prospects Course Check.
  • Graduate Talent Pool - delivered by Prospects on behalf of the Department for Education, this is a free service for graduates seeking graduate internships.
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Contact us

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Where we are

Registered address:

Graduate Prospects Ltd. Prospects House Booth Street East Manchester M13 9EP

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