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Career Prospects

Our students study for many reasons; personal development, to gain an academic qualification or to start or progress their career.
What can a degree do for you?
Previous students have gone on to work in charities, the community, health and voluntary sectors, local government and research. Some have set up their own enterprises. Others have chosen to do further study in order to pursue careers in teaching (secondary, further and higher education), counselling and social work.

Your course and university experience will give you skills which can be transferred to a wide variety of careers. Such skills include communication, persuasion, analytical and problem-solving skills, time management and working under pressure. All these are very desirable to employers.

As many graduate jobs are open to students from all degree subjects, there is a huge range of career possibilities. For example, jobs in marketing, finance and HR. You could also work in a range of sectors such as arts, culture and recreation, energy and utilities, public services and transport.

Here are just some of the new careers our graduates have chosen to pursue:

  • Teacher: primary and secondary
  • Lecturer: FE and HE
  • Community worker
  • Social researcher
  • Youth worker
  • Manager of early years settings
  • Business development manager
  • Autism spectrum consultant and trainer
  • Learning and development co-ordinator
  • Family support worker
  • Management trainee
  • Team leader
  • Counsellor
  • Local government officer
  • Caseworker (MP)

Some students choose to stay with us for further study, on courses such as MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling

Career Support with Warwick University

The University of Warwick is the third most targetted university in the country by employers* and its Student Careers service and Student Development and Skills enable our students at all levels to devise and implement their lifelong learning career plans, advising on the range of employment opportunities open to you. The centre supports students in increasing their self-awareness, developing new skills and making decisions about future plans.

CLL students offer employers evidence of their ability to manage a blend of life and work experience that graduate recruiters look for in their selection processes. Typically, CLL graduates will be committed, motivated, good time managers and be able to work effectively with a diverse range of people. All Warwick students get the chance to network with employers at careers fairs on campus and through local volunteering opportunities facilitated by Warwick Volunteers.

Those with existing work records can add to their appeal through higher education study, developing critical thinking, creative problem-solving and effective report writing skills as well as adding specific knowledge to their practical experience.

* Source: High Fliers Report 2019/2020

Alumni profiles

Julia Walsh
Course: 2+2
PhD Scholarship

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Journey: MSc Health Research


Dawn Wilson
Course: 2+2
Currently: Warwickshire County Council

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Journey: Graduate Teacher Training Route, Master of Education