The Department of Management
From your degree, you will have developed a range of transferable skills relevant to many graduate job sectors e.g. an understanding of organisational behaviour and structure, analytical and critical thinking, a creative approach to problem solving, decision-making, persuasive written and oral communication, interpret and use business and financial data.
Common career avenues for graduates with a management background include: Project Management, Risk Manager, Supply Change Manager and Sales.
For further information about these sectors and roles see the advice from Prospects; What to do with my degree in Business Management? and the Business and Management sector information. You can also see this digital booklet from Targetjobs: Explore Consulting.
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 below for ideas:
You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:
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 open to any degree discipline. For example:
- Advertising/ Marketing – Virgin Media, BT, Boots, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
- Management – Morrisons, National Rail, Enterprise Rent a Car
- Public Sector – Civil Service Fast Stream, NGDP
- Education/ Social Work – Frontline, Teach First, Explore Learning
- HR – Whitbread, National Rail, Boots
Visit these specialised websites for Project Management:
Visit these specialised websites for Risk Management:
- ALARM – vacancies in the public sector
- The Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRMIC) – has job listings in its members’ section
- Institute of Risk Management
- Jobs In Risk
Visit these specialised websites for Supply Chain Management:
There are also more specialised areas to look for opportunities in management. 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.
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.
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.
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 management, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat.