Foundation Year

Perhaps you know what you want to do after your studies, or perhaps you’re still considering your options? Whatever point you are at in planning your future, 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.

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 advice, 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.


BSc Management (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year

If you choose to study the BSc Management (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year course, our dedicated CareersPlus team will be on hand to support you by providing advice and guidance on finding a placement and helping you with your application.

Here are some examples of the companies our BSc Management students have worked at while on this course:

  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Ford
  • Clarins
  • BNP Paribas
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Disney
  • Marks & Spencer
  • L’Oréal

BSc Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year

If you choose to study BSc Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year course, you may wish can apply for a placement on our Undergraduate Partnership Programme. In collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), we participate in the Undergraduate Partnership Programme which enables selected students to gain experience professional work experience during an intercalated year. This involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the 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 Warwick Business School for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.

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