Foundation Year


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. 

5th Most targeted university by the largest number of top employers*
69 Geographical alumni networks
Top 10 University for highest earnings after graduation**

Where do our graduates work?

  • Comex 2000
  • Ernest & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • HAYS
  • NHS
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • PWC.

What do our graduates do?

  • Account Executive
  • Associate Consultant
  • Assistant Tax Advisor
  • Audit Associate
  • Finance Manager
  • Network Delivery Planner
  • Operations Assistant
  • Senior Business Development Executive.

Source: WBS Cohort Data Class of 2021. This is just a selection of what our Foundation Year graduates went on to do.
*The Graduate Market 2023 Report

**UK Government's 2018 LEO dataset

Meet our graduates

Careers support and coaching

WBS CareersPlus

Our dedicated CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for Warwick Business School students including: 

  • 1-2-1 careers coaching 
  • Career planning and preparation workshops 
  • Employer events 
  • Work placements and internships 

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. 

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.


Careers events

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.

At WBS, we host the Undergraduate Placement Fair. This is an opportunity for undergraduates to meet with a range of employers from a variety of different sectors, regarding their year in industry placement opportunities that their organisation offers. Although the fair predominantly focuses on placements, employers in attendance will also be available to discuss their spring week, insight programme, summer internship and graduate level roles with first and final year students as well. Find out more about the Undergraduate Placement Fair.

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