15 months after graduating
94% of our human resource management graduates are in work or further study
94% of our human resource management graduates said their degree was a formal requirement or gave them an advantage*
Studying human resource management at the University of Plymouth will open a wide range of career choices for you. The knowledge and skills you will have acquired for dealing with hiring, training, motivating and supporting people in the workplace, are needed to some degree by almost every organisation in every sector. Roles that directly fulfil these important organisational requirements include Human Resources Officer, Office Manager or Training and Development Officer.
You may however wish to explore other pathways that will make use of a more specific knowledge and skills set you have developed. Dispute resolution for example, particularly in an employment context but not limited to this, could see you fulfil Arbitrator or Mediator roles within several sectors. If supporting and motivating others is a driver for you, then working for a Trade Union, or becoming a Life Coach or a Careers Adviser could be an option. Conversely, your knowledge around people management could be used to fulfil the role of a Recruitment Consultant, Talent Agent or Management Consultant, to support organisations in sourcing appropriate talent and getting the best out of their workforce.
Since specific career paths may be less obvious it is important to use your research skills to explore the range of opportunities and to consider your personal interests, motivations, values and strengths. Also, don’t forget that some employers will accept applications from graduates with a degree in any subject.
Researching your career options
Given the diversity of career options open to Human Resource Management graduates, it is important to research and explore these fully so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
Below are just some of the roles human resource management graduates can end up in, either within the public, private or third sector.
- Human Resource Officer
- Office Manager
- Training and Development Officer
- Business Development Adviser
- Recruitment Consultant
- Sales Executive
- Careers Adviser
- Trade Union Research Officer
The following is just a small handful of a vast number of employers with roles open to human resource management graduates.
Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18. Graduates were
surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 72
UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working,
studying or looking for work.