15 months after graduating
97% of our education graduates are in work or further study
89% of our graduates said their current activity is meaningful
81% of graduates saying their degree was a formal requirement for their job or gave them an adventage
Studying education at the University of Plymouth will open a wide range of career choices. One of the most obvious routes is teaching, whether as a primary or secondary school teacher, lecturer or adult educator. Depending on your level of education, you may need to gain some further qualifications, such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary/Secondary education or a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification (TEFL) if you would like to teach abroad. There are lots of helpful pathways into teaching if you want to come back to it later in your career.
This versatile degree will equip you with a range of useful skills that are highly regarded by employers in job sectors as diverse as IT, local councils/support services and marketing, so if teaching isn’t for you, don’t worry! Your ability to research and articulate key information to others during the degree could lead to you working as a private tutor, researcher or careers advisor. Play therapy, family support work and youth work could also be interesting routes to take if you are motivated by making a difference in the lives of young people.
It is worth bearing in mind that your skills and knowledge can be used in a range of settings not only away from the teaching environment but in entirely different job sectors.
Researching your career options
With such a wide range of careers open to you as an Education graduate, it is important to make sure that you explore and research your options thoroughly so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
Take a look at these websites for inspiration:
Below is a snapshot of what some of the University of Plymouth’s education graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these jobs serve as ‘stepping-stones’ to professional posts by providing relevant workplace experience.
- ABA Tutor
- Border Force Officer
- Primary School Teacher
- Primary Teacher at a Special Needs School
- Youth Worker
- Projects Administrator/Officer
- Senior Information Governance Officer
Employers to consider
- Beyond Autism
- Birdwell Primary School
- Holway Park Primary School
- Preston Academy Trust
- South Devon College
- South Gloucester Council
- Team Hareview Community Centre
- The Learn to Live Federation
- Home Office
- Quadro Tech
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 32 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.