Careers and employability

Studying one of our courses is the first step on your journey to your future career. We provide opportunities, specialist support and advice to get where you want to be when you graduate.

Why choose us?

In the 2020 National Student Survey 91% of University of Bristol Accounting and Finance students agreed that their course had helped them plan for their future career, offered activities and resources designed to prepare them for their career and developed useful skills for their career. 

Popular employment destinations with our students include KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, EY, and many other organisations across the world. Bristol graduates continue to be among the most targeted by UK firms.

How we can support you

Employability in Accounting and Finance

The school benefits from a dedicated Employability Adviser to develop tailored and bespoke career development support for our students. You can take part in:

Careers Service

Our Careers Service provides access to a a wealth of resources to support you to explore your strengths and career interests, to gain relevant experience and to apply for the internships, placements and graduate roles you want. We also work closely with employers who offer sessions for Bristol students on a range of topics – from minority access to different sectors, to working in the green economy, to succeeding at assessment centres.

Take a look at the Careers Service blog for a flavour of some more that is on offer to students.

Professional Liaison Network

Our Professional Liaison Network (PLN) run initiatives and partnerships connecting you to alumni and external organisations related to your academic discipline. Their support includes:

  • Student placements and projects
  • Mentoring
  • Talks and events for students
  • Connecting students with organistions

Mentoring Scheme

During your time here you will have the opportunity to be matched to a mentor who has studied your subject and is now using it in a career-related role. It will help you:

  • Make the most out of your time with us
  • Develop your skills for the workplace
  • Gain invaluable careers-related support and advice
  • Reflect on your academic studies
  • Develop your professional network
  • Consider future careers that relate to your academic discipline

Placement year

Find out more about how you can complement your studies with a year in employment.

How you can develop your skills

Placement experiences

Did you know that most of our courses offer the chance to undertake a professional placement year? Find out more about what to expect.

My placement at PwC

Hear BSc Accounting and Management student, Hannah talk about the placement she's undertaking at PwC.

The mentoring scheme has really helped me hone my career aspirations, in part because my mentor was so well suited to me. It has refined my goals and will allow me to carry out more research into the job role to find out how I can develop my skills more specifically in this area.

Eleanor Channon, BSc Accounting and Finance student
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