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Careers

Six months after graduating, 90% of our 2017 graduates in employment were in professional or managerial roles (Unistats, 2017)

An independent survey ranked Warwick as being the third most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research) and in the top 100 in the world for our reputation with employers (QS World University Rankings 2017/18).

So as a student in a high-ranking programme at Warwick, there are a large range of opportunities for you.

What Do Warwick PPE Graduates Do?

Job titles of current alumni include:

Brand Manager, Business Analyst, Councillor, Civil Servant, Economist, Editorial Assistant, Investment Banking Analyst, Journalist, Research Fellow, Marketing Assistant, Parliamentary Assistant, Teacher, Trader, Trainee Solicitor.

Employers include:

Bank of England, Barclays, Civil Service, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harvard University, House of Commons, JP Morgan, KPMG, L’Oréal.Monetary Authority of Singapore, Oxford University Press, Portugal Prime Minister’s Office, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Smith & Williamson, TeachFirst, TUC, Cabinet Office, UN World Food Programme,US Department of State.

Titles of postgraduate programmes taken include:

Advanced Computer Science and Internet Economics, Business Development, Continental Philosophy, Development Studies, Economics, Economic History, European Political and Governance Studies, Law, Marketing, Management with Finance, MBA, Philosophy, Political Science and Government, Public Policy and Development, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Strategic Fashion Marketing.

…at leading institutions in the UK, Europe, North America and throughout the world.

Employability

Employers specifically like PPE students because they:

  • Have mathematical, statistical and data-based research skills
  • Have developed communication and presentation skills in both verbal discussion and writing
  • Develop strategy and use creative thinking to solve complex problems
  • Consider social and ethical issues in a structured and critical way
  • Think clearly in the abstract and construct sound arguments
  • Have intellectual autonomy, since much of their academic work is independent

Careers Support

Our Student Careers and Skills team can help you to devise and implement your career plans at any stage of your course and up to 3 years after graduation. We provide skills training, employer-led workshops, alumni talks, regular careers fairs and one-to-one bespoke careers advice with a PPE Careers Consultant.

The PPE Society has also run sessions with some of the high profile employers already highlighted and they also have alumni contacts who can mentor students interested in their field. Through our programme-led recruitment, you can also become a Research Assistant and Student Ambassador, you can get further work experience to boost your CV and gain relevant transferable skills.

I am fortunate enough to be able to use PPE on a daily basis at work, where I evaluate ongoing international development projects. My PPE skill set means I can engage in hypothesis-driven approaches to thinking and writing: meaning that I can design research, collect data, implement statistical and qualitative analysis, and draw conclusions based on what I find.

Politics has also taught me the importance of identifying key change makers to have conversations with to make these evaluations useful and impactful in changing public policy both in the UK and abroad. I presented findings from my work at a prestigious academic conference in September 2017."

- Jonathan Scott
PPE Alumnus 2015
Senior Associate, PwC

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