Graduating university is a big step, you have done all the hard work and now you are probably wondering what to do and where to go next. The first step is to focus on what you want to do with your future - this could be working out possible career options based on your interests. Planning for the future can be something you do with a family member or friend. You can also see a careers adviser who will help piece together what you would like to do for work or even future study.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has a guide on planning for the future after graduating which has some tips on the transition from further education into work. 

Although you do not have to have a clear idea of what you want to do after university to make an appointment with the Careers Service, you can also sign up for the online job vacancy system, which will be a useful starting point in when looking for jobs. If you are on campus, stop-by the Careers Centre and browse the careers self-help resources available. 

Transitioning to work

The National Autistic Society has the Moving Forward course which helps people gain the confidence they need to get into the workplace. The course includes group sessions and a placement, as well as up to 6 months of support with the transition into work. This course has some requirements you need to meet to be able to apply. To gain a place, you need to be;

  • Ages 16-24
  • Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Live in an eligible postcode
  • You cannot be in employment, training or education