Whether you’re planning to start your own business or looking to become self-employed, we can help you take the next steps.
With all the freedom that comes with working for yourself, there’s also a number of responsibilities and important steps to consider. These can apply if you plan to be a sole trader or if your enterprising idea means you’re creating a new business.
If you’re planning to be self-employed, here are some of the things you need to do:
Another way of setting out on your own is by creating a new business. Once you’ve turned your initial idea into a business plan and decided on your business model or structure, you need to register the business officially with Companies House.
We offer support for students wanting to work for themselves. Being self-employed is becoming more popular, and we actively encourage students to develop their business ideas whilst they are studying, either as part of their course or through maximising a range of extra-curricular support. Alongside our online resources and regular workshops, we can help students gain access to key industry contacts to provide valuable mentorship and provide initial business start-up funds via the Career Start Bursary (subject to eligibility).ChiaraEmployability and Skills Manager
If you’re coming to the end of your degree, or you’ve graduated recently, GradForce can help you find your first graduate job.
Postgraduate study (also known as further study) is studying towards a Master’s or doctoral degree, or a postgraduate diploma or certificate after you’ve got your Bachelor's degree.