Perhaps you know exactly what you would like to do after graduation, or perhaps you’re still considering your options? Whatever point you are at in planning your career, you'll find lots of support, resources and activities available at Warwick Business School and The University of Warwick to help you make decisions, enhance your employability skills and achieve your career goals.
Our dedicated CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for Warwick Business School students including:
Bespoke employer events organised specifically for our students have seen the likes of EY, L’Oréal, Aldi, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Accenture and Aston Martin visit Warwick Business School, providing students with great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.
Upon commencing your course, you will also be able to access our exclusive social media pages on Facebook and LinkedIn, whereby you can view further opportunities, employer events and career resources specifically aimed at WBS students and graduates.
Student Careers & Skills
In addition, you will have access to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Student Careers & Skills who also provide skills workshops, access to job vacancies and further opportunities to meet employers on campus.
Events organised throughout the year include the Business, Finance & Consultancy Fair, Investment Banking Uncovered, Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR, Careers in Digital Communications, Careers in Politics and Government plus many more.
The university's job site, MyAdvantage lists thousands of graduate jobs, placement and internship opportunities throughout the year, as well as a range of other useful online resources.
*Discover Uni 2021
If you choose to study the BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year you will complete your work placement within your third year.
Our new BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year course enables you to put your studies into practice while learning about a particular industry. Employers often look for workplace experience as part of their recruitment process and many make graduate offers to students as a direct result of placements so this can be a great way to kick start your career!
With established links to employers across all business sectors both in the UK and abroad, our dedicated CareersPlus team are on hand to support you through the process.
The advantages of taking a placement year
*Through our Undergraduate Partnership Programme you can start your professional ACA qualification on your placement year with the ICAEW by taking a 12-month work placement with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of your course. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to WBS for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.
Finding the right placement for you
As part of the BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year course, you will spend your third year doing a work placement and our CareersPlus Team will help you:
Whether you want to ask a question about writing applications or wish to explore your placement year options our dedicated careers team are here to offer their support both online and in person.
Through our online careers platform (which you gain access to once you enroll) you will be able to book onto workshops, webinars, and events that will give you an overview of all aspects of the placement year application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres.
The team can also help with your personal development such as how to make a great impression with employers, career decision making, and how to get the most out of your university experience when applying to placement year opportunities. Where possible, we will also help you to access advice from returning placement year students, our ‘Placement Pros’, to share their tips for success.
Improving your employability
Our undergraduate courses are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed in the business world. By completing our BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year you can put your skills to the test and make your mark by demonstrating yourself as a stand-out candidate for future career opportunities.
Many of our students who have successfully undertaken a placement year have gone on to either secure a graduate role with the same company or elsewhere with another organisation.
Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on their placement as part of their BSc Accounting & Finance course:
What do our graduates do?
Where do our graduates work?
Source: GEMS Data Classes of 2013/14 and 2014/15 and WBS Cohort Data Class of 2015 to 2021. This is a selection of what our graduates went on to do.