94% of University of Stirling 2012 graduates have found work, or are in a
further programme of study within 6 months of graduation. The Telegraph
ranks Stirling in the top 12 UK universities for getting a job.
Management can provide entry into a large variety of careers. Our Management graduates have progressed to a variety of careers. Some have taken up general line management, planning or business analysis roles, while others have joined consultancies offering specialist skills.
Management graduates are currently working in a wide range of countries around the world including: Ireland, India, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Vietnam, Russia, Oman, Norway, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand.
Our graduates are contributing to the performance of a range of private, public and third sector organisations including:
- Hewlett Packard
- Sun Microsystems
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Barclays Capital
- Scottish Government
- Lloyds Banking Group
- First Direct
- Rolls Royce
- Royal Bank of Scotland
Recent graduates from these degrees have secured positions as:
- Analyst, Black Rock Financial Management
- Marketing & Business Development Executive, Imorph Limited
- Assistant Manager, Crocojet Sarl
- Website Assistant – Despatch, Browns Fashion
Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas:
- Supply Chain Analyst, Field Group plc
- Performance Analyst, Skills Development Scotland
- Associate Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Actuarial Assistant, HBOS
- Forecasting Planning Manager, BskyB
- Senior IT Auditor, Morrisons
- Bid Manager, Palmaris Services Ltd
- Business Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland
The grounding that a Management degree provides you with in demonstrated in the wide range of professions that some of our more established graduates are currently working in:
- Operations Support Manager, McDonalds Restaurants Ltd
- E-Learning Development Consultant, AEGON
- Head of Business Performance Management, BT
- Supply Manager – UK Region, Rolls Royce
- Director of Communications, Scottish Water
- Policy Advisor, Scottish Executive
- Business Systems Manager, Arcadia Group Ltd
- Strategy & Quality Development Advisor
- Head of Financial Reporting, Aviva plc
- General Manager, Nestle UK Ltd
Stirling Management School’s Careers Mentoring Scheme
The Careers Mentoring Scheme is open to all Year 3 and Year 4 students across Stirling Management School. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing your career prospects and of ensuring informed choice, and this scheme is designed to provide additional support as you progress through your studies, as well as preparing your for progression into your desired professions. Mentors are all former students of Stirling Management School who know what it is like to be unsure about your future career plans. They are keen to pass on tips relating to potential careers and applying for jobs.
The benefits of the scheme include:
- Improving your employability skills
- Building your confidence and self-esteem when applying for jobs
- Searching and applying for suitable jobs, writing CVs, interview skills
- Providing an insight into the world of work and a particular industry
For more information, and to discover other ways in which our alumni get involved with our students, visit:
Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one?
An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through both the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available.
Six reasons why you should consider an internship:
- Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market.
- Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation
- Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all
- ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice
- Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity
- Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods