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Careers and your future in Politics

Brunel politics students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating.

Some of our students go into politics and the civil service; some are at GCHQ and in military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sectors, the NHS, international banks, business, consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

Others work in the public and private sectors, law and NGOs whilst some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

You can take a one-year professional work placement as part of the four-year thick-sandwich course. By opting for a sandwich degree, you'll gain work experience to complement your academic studies in a way that is highly valued by employers. You can take up industrial placements in many settings including the Environmental Audit Committee, House of Commons, Access Sport, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission.

The positive impact of a sandwich placement on graduate employment outcomes across Brunel is considerable. Those who have done placements are also much more likely to be in employment for which their degree was a formal requirement or where they believe their degree gave them a competitive advantage in recruitment.