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 is a snapshot of what University of Plymouth HR graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these roles served as stepping-stones by providing relevant work experience.
- Marketing Director
- Property Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Business Intelligence Developer
- ACA Trainee
- Graduate Quantity Surveyor
- Digital Engagement Manager
- Assistant Finance Analyst
- Business Development Manager
- Customer Success Manager
- Cyber Security Business Development Representative
- E-Commerce Specialist
- Growth Executive
- Marketing Co-Ordinator
- Sales and Marketing Manager
- Recruitment Consultant
- Babcock International
- BAE Systems
- Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants
- Broadley Speaking Ltd
- Estrella Green
- Frank Recruitment Group
- Morgan Sindall
- RCR Flooring Products
- Somerset County Council
- Ultra Electronics
- West of England Combined Authority
* 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.