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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

The Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics

From your degree, you will have developed a range of transferable skills relevant to many graduate job sectors e.g. interpret and use business and financial data, analytical and critical thinking, a creative approach to problem solving, decision-making, persuasive written and oral communication.

Common career avenues for graduates with an accounting/finance/economics background include actuarial analyst, chartered accountant, external auditor, financial risk analyst, risk manager.

For further information about these sectors and roles in detail, please see the Prospects pages for Economics and Accounting and Finance

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. In particular, many graduate schemes are open to any degree discipline and can be a great way to explore different roles within a sector of interest.

And if you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, then click on the link below for ideas:  What can I do with my degree?

You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:

What Do Graduates Do?

Job Search

Before starting your job search, identify the industry in which you would like to gain experience. This will help you tailor and focus your job search.

Expand your network. Connect with industry and graduate mentors in order to widen your contacts and viewpoints on options. We can support you with this via our Lincoln Connect platform. Sign up to this and get a mentor.

Also update your LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a unique networking tool as it uses algorithms to read your profile and then suggest other individuals you may want to network with.

And consider if you wish to apply for a graduate job or graduate scheme. Typically speaking a graduate job is a specific role you are applying to, normally with a small – medium sized company. A graduate scheme may involve a variety of roles and gives an insight into a sector, typically with a large company.

Graduate Scheme Options

Nationally employers use the following websites for many of their graduate roles:

The main recruitment cycle runs from September to December each year. This is when you will see the  most adverts on these sites.

Also see the University’s own CareerLinc vacancy website that advertises graduate opportunities from local and, national and international employers.

And remember that many graduate schemes are open to any degree discipline. For example:

Visit these specialised websites for financial risk analyst:

Visit these specialised websites for Accountancy:

Visit these specialised websites for Economists:

There are also more specialised areas to look for opportunities in Accountancy, Finance, and Economics. For example, accountancy firms Deloitte, KPMG, EY and PwC offer a variety of opportunities and are active in the graduate labour market.

Other companies to focus on are Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, PA Consulting Group, FTI Consulting, Hymans Robertson and Roland Berger.

To find out more about them see the UK’s top 300 most popular graduate employers.

Becoming a Chartered Accountant

Click the image below to see a recorded webinar we held with ICAEW for our students and graduates about becoming a Chartered Accountant. 

Title stating Entry is Chartered Accountancy Careers with ICAEW

International Students

For detailed careers advice for International Students see our website page

To work in the UK you will require Tier 2 sponsorship. Click here to see the detailed information on the government website.

If you are looking for employer vacancies with Tier 2 sponsorship, then use Student Circus and start looking for roles. See the link for more information.

Self Employment

If you are considering starting your own business they you can access the Student Enterprise Service. This is based in the Enterprise Building (behind the Library) and offers a range of support to all students and graduates across the University of Lincoln.Contact Student Enterprise 

Banks also often have information packs on starting your own company and the GOV.UK website also provides practical advice.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

For general support and information about protected characteristics please visit our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion page

If you are concerned you might be at a disadvantage due to an issue related to equality and diversity, for example a disability, see this resource from TARGETjobs that provides useful top tips related to equality in the application process.

You can also discuss this with our Access and Participation Adviser, Becki Cobb. Click here to contact the Careers Team.

If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in accountancy, finance, and economics, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat. 

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