WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS?

WHAT DO INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS GRADUATES DO?

Here is some careers information relating to what Industrial Relations graduates can do after they graduate. The statistics that follow come from the University of Kent’s First Destination Survey (FDS) which indicates what students do six months after graduation.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – UNIVERSITY OF KENT GRADUATES

This is what, in the broadest terms, Industrial Relations students graduating between 2003 and 2008 from the University of Kent did six months after graduation.

JOBS WHERE AN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DEGREE MAY BE USEFUL

Here are some examples of jobs where an Industrial Relations degree may be useful. You can research more information about these occupations by looking in the Occupational files of the careers library at the CAS or by visiting the Prospect website at www.prospects.csu.ac.uk

You can find a list of all the main jobs open to graduates of any subject here

EXAMPLES OF ORGANISATIONS EMPLOYING INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS GRADUATES

Here are some examples of employing organisations who may value either the subject knowledge or transferable skills Industrial Relations graduates have to offer.

SKILLS DEVELOPED STUDYING INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Here are some examples of the transferable skills developed as a result of studying Industrial Relations. They are not limited to your academic study and can be applied to other contexts. Employers' job vacancy details often refer to them when they advertise the positions available. They can also be used on the skills sections of your CV to demonstrate the broad range of qualities you have to offer.

EMPLOYMENT AND FURTHER STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF KENT INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS GRADUATES

There follows some examples of the jobs and courses of undertaken by Kent Industrial Relations graduates (including combined courses) over the past five years.

Full destinations of all University of Kent graduates (1999-PRESENT) can be found here

EMPLOYED

Accountants-Junior Accountant
Amphenol-Administrator
Angela Ruskin University -Admissions Office Assistant
Atlas Futures Ltd-self-employed Trader
Avanti Screenmedia -Scheduler
AXA PPP Healthcare -Customer Service Adviser
Body Shop -Supply Chain Co-ordinator
Bumbalulu 9Charity-Volunteer
Canada Life -Customer Service Representative
Canterbury Christ Church University-HR Assistant / CIPD - Personnel Management
Canterbury Language Training-Receptionist/Administrator
Capita Solutions -HR Commercial Consultant
Chatfields Cleaning-Manager
Citizen's Advice Bureau-Specialist Services Admin Support
CoFunds -Training Implementation Assistant
Crestwood Fittings -Purchasing Asst/CIMA Qual.
Crew Saver (Wholesaler)-Store Keeper
Delamarche International (Recruitment)-Administrator
Domestic & General-Team Manager
Dresdner Kleinwort -HR Asst
Essex Police Force -Emergency Call Handler
Financial Services-Seminar Co-ordinator/CIS Financial Planning self-emp
Handpicked Hotels-Accounts Assistant
Hayes Resource Management (UBS Bank) -Onsite Co-ordinator
HM Prison Norfolk -Prison Officer
Holiday Extras-Travel Consultant
House of Fraser -Allocator
ICS (Recruitment)-Administrator
Kent NHS/Brighton Inst Pgrad Medicine-Tr. Commissioner/MSc Quality Healthcare
Madhouse-Senior Sales Asst
Mark & Spencers -Marketing Product Manager

Martello Professional Risks -Paralegal
Maxim Solutions -Administrator/Accounts
Mercedes Benz -Car Sales
NAG -Recruitment Consultant
News International -Syndication Administrator
Pertemps-HR Temporary Staff
Prequin-Research Analyst
Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment Holdings Ltd-Recruitment Consultant
Royal Mail-HR Graduate
S. London & Maudsley NHS Trust-Asst Technician Officer
Shepherd Neame-Visitor Centre Co-ordinator
Sodexo-HR Administrator
Telecommunications-HR trainee
Thamesport (London) Ltd -Human Resources Administrator
Thanet College-Asst Personnel Officer
Thanet Council/BPP Distance Learning -Corporate HR Advisor/CIPD
The People Organisation-HR Administrator
The Royal Household-Clerical Assistant
Winzer Worth Industrial Ltd -Recruitment Co-ordinator

FURTHER STUDY

Aston Business School -MSc HR Management & Business
Aston University -MSc HR Management & Business
Canterbury Christ Church-PGCE Post Compulsory
College of Law-Diploma in Law
Event Management Training Ltd.-PG Dip. Event Management
Kingston University -MA Human Resource Management
University of Kent -MA Methods of Social Research
University of Kent -MPhil Management & Social Psychology
University of Kent -MSc Management
University of Surrey -MA International Business Management
University of Warwick-MA Organisation Studies

 

LONGER TERM PROSPECTS

These are examples of what some University of Kent Industrial Relations graduates are doing several years after graduation.

Careers and Employability Service Resources

Here are some examples of CAS facilities available to University of Kent Industrial Relations students. There are many more, so why not visit us and see what else we have. We are located next to Keynes College and are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

AGCAS Sector Briefing booklets on

or you can pick up paper copies of these from the Careers Service

plus...

Prospect Occupational Profiles

AGCAS Postgraduate Courses Survey

Other relevant publications etc:

Also:

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS LINKS - Useful Websites

 

Last fully updated 2014