Careers & Degrees
The list below mainly includes those employment sectors about which we are most frequently asked. In these you will find our accumulated knowledge and we commend these sites to you as your starting point where they include careers that interest you. We also have a number of sites built around particular degree disciplines, again to share our accumulated knowledge.
Careers in academia in research, teaching or other academic related roles.
Advertising, Communications, Direct Marketing, Events / Conference Management, Fundraising, Market Research, Marketing and Branding Agencies and Public Relations/Public Affairs.
Archaeology, art galleries, arts administration, arts education, art therapies, auction houses, commercial art, creative arts, heritage management, historic buildings, museums, performing arts.
All roles within major investment banks and capital markets, including: asset management, corporate finance, investment banking, operations, IT, sales and trading. Retail banking is covered by the management sector site.
All areas of management consultancy, including environmental, economic, strategic, business process, IT, technology consulting, and management services roles.
Careers for economists.
Civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical and other engineering specialisms.
For English students and graduates.
Careers in conservation and other environment related roles.
Accountancy, actuarial, financial management, insurance, pensions, property, risk management, taxation. Not banking, which has its own site.
Charities, NGOs, links to our more than profit event, the Works and our Public Interest Vacation Work Bursary scheme. Public sector careers have their own sector site as does the Health sector (medical, dentistry, veterinary and psychology options). Roles in public protection and armed forces have their own sector site, as does environmental careers and international development.
Medicine, veterinary, and other health related areas.
For History students and graduates.
All roles in IT, and all types of IT companies, including in-house IT support. Not just careers for computer scientists. Some overlap with the banking sector site for IT in banking
Careers working in international development, overseas as well as in the UK.
Working for the Supranationals, including the UN, EU, World Bank etc.
Using your languages, as well as opportunities requiring particular language skills.
Careers in the law as solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals - the sector is for all disciplines, not just law students.
A large catch-all sector comprising all forms of management, including: graduate general management training schemes, human resources, training, purchasing, sales, marketing, financial management, project management, administration, company secretarial, information management, libraries, archives, translating and interpreting, operations, logistics, retail, tourism, leisure and recreation.
Careers for undergraduate and postgraduate mathematicians.
All forms of media - digital media, broadcast media, journalism, film, TV, and includes links to our annual Working In The Media Event. Publishing has its own sector site.
For Music students and graduates.
Politics related, policy research, think tanks and public affairs.
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All aspects of moving on to postgraduate study, types of courses, why do it, funding etc.
Armed forces, police, emergency services, law enforcement, security, and roles with a substantial investigative element.
Careers in the civil service, local government, education (non teaching) and NHS (non clinical).
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Publishing in traditional print areas and in multimedia.
Careers in retail, including buying, merchandising, store management, logistics (supply chain and distribution), ecommerce, property, product development and technology, finance, IT, human resources and marketing.
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For "hands-on" and "hands-off" careers using natural sciences, including what past NatScis have done after Cambridge.
Social enterprise: sources of advice and support for setting-up your own; finding work experience, and building a career in the sector.
Teaching - including in and out of mainstream school, tutoring as well as Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
A sector site built primarily around our annual event called Cam Connect, for local high tech companies, but including some material on working for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship.
A whistle-stop tour of the kinds of jobs that others have felt have a positive effect on the world – so that you can be better informed about the kind of career that you feel has a positive effect on the world.
Psychology related careers - working as a chartered psychologist, conversion courses, practitioner roles.
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New from October 2013