Employability


Stirling is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% of our graduates in employment, or further study, within six months of graduating. (HESA, 2016).

Additionally, the University has achieved a 5 star excellence award for Employability. (QS Stars, 2014)


At the University of Stirling Management School, we are committed to ensuring that every single one of our students realise their potential. 

The graduate job market has never been more competitive, and greater focus is now being placed on finding graduates who can demonstrate a wide array of skills, competences and experiences. Employers are looking for individuals who have taken full advantage of their university experience and have gone that ‘extra mile’.  

We support our students' personal and professional development through a variety of mechanisms such as our innovative Flying Start Leadership Programme, participation in the Study Abroad and Erasmus programmes, and regular employer-led skills workshops.  All of our activities are specifically designed to give students a significant advantage as they prepare for their transition into the workplace.  

The School is also very proud of its excellent links maintained with both its alumni and the business community.  These links not only offer our students the opportunity to learn from and network with a wide range of visiting speakers with years of industry experience, but also to take advantage of the company-based student projects, internships and graduate opportunities that are established through these connections. 

Many of the Management School’s students are active members of the University of Stirling Business Club which offers students the opportunity to learn about business, economics and finance in a fun and engaging way, as well as networking with like-minded individuals and representatives from the local business community.  

The School also works in partnership with the University’s Careers & Employability Service to provide students with the practical career management skills and advice required to prepare them for entering the graduate job market.  

NEW - Highered Global Talent Portal

As a student of a Management School student, you can now activate and login to a new career portal where you will find internship, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions from companies around the world.  It is targeted towards both international students looking for placements back at home and local students that want to explore an international experience.

This global talent portal comes as an addition to all other existing initiatives and resources you have access to at Stirling through the Careers and Employability Service, and the Target Connect vacancy and events system. 

In addition to the wide range of opportunities available to you, you can also take advantage of the portal's online assessment tests which will provide you with a 17-page career report based on the tests taken.  These are industry-standard tests, and you will be able to retake the test to see how you can improve your competencies in the four key areas that most global organisations are looking for.

To login to the portal, you must have a University of Stirling Management School email address (e.g. abc12345@students.stir.ac.uk).  LOG IN to activate your account and start your search today.

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