Careers and employability
Our graduates have an excellent track record of employment, with over 90 per cent either accepting job offers, or continuing in education.
A top two targeted university by leading UK graduate employers (HighFliers Research 2019)
A world top 50 university for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018)
Graduates from the School of Economics, Finance and Management are a target group for many major graduate employers and are high on their recruitment schedule. The sectors to which Bristol students have traditionally applied include finance, accountancy, investment banking, management consultancy and other City and commercial careers.
How we can support you
Our Careers Service provides a range of work experience, internship opportunities and advice on becoming more employable.
The Careers Service also provides support for international 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.
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
How you can develop your skills
Bristol Futures initiative
Become an adaptable, successful graduate through our Bristol Futures initiative. You can:
- enhance your experience
- develop core academic skills and
- develop key personal attributes
Get an internship
An internship will give you practical experience in the workplace. This will improve your employability and help you start building your professional network.
It’s a great way into an organisation. Employers often recruit graduates from interns they have employed.
Find out more about internships.
Meet and network with industry leaders
We run events inviting social science graduates to talk about their work. They show how their degree has provided the expertise for their employment and where your studies can take you.
There is an opportunity to ask questions, discuss the subject and meet the speaker after the event.
Speakers come from a diverse range of organisations. These have included Visa and central government think tanks.
Connect with our alumni
Our alumni have gone on to do amazing things all over the world. Develop your connections by contacting other Bristol graduates through our Careers Network database. After graduation, overseas alumni events can help to enhance your professional network. You can also connect with 19,000 alumni through our University of Bristol LinkedIn group.