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Careers and employability

At Brunel, we start preparing you for your future career as soon as you join us. We’re proud of our reputation for producing graduates that are among the most employable in the UK, with 95% in a job or further education six months after finishing a Brunel sport sciences degree (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16).

During your time with us you'll develop a ‘personal development profile’ which helps you to identify and work towards your specific needs and career goals. This helped our recent graduate Martin Vance achieve his dream job. You'll also have access to our Professional Development Centre who will work with you to find your ideal placement and develop your employability skills including CV writing and interview workshops. 

Where can a sport sciences degree take you?

By the end of your sport sciences degree, you’ll be ready to focus on a sport-related career with specific knowledge valued within the industry. Our graduates go on to work in the following jobs and industries: 

Sport sciences jobs

Fitness testing and training
Sport development
Sport management
Teaching and youth work
Higher education

Sport sciences industries

 UK and regional Sports Councils
 National governing bodies for sport
 International organisations
 Sports clothing or footwear companies
 Professional sports clubs
 Local authorities
 Leisure industry
 Pharmaceutical industry 

Read how Martin secured his dream sport sciences job 

Martin_main_cardMartin Vance (Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Coaching) BSc, 2016), secured the job of his dreams as a Data Systems Analyst for Formula One Management Ltd – a success which he attributed to the employability support he received during his time at Brunel.


"For a long time I have been an avid Formula One fan, and throughout my studies, my intention was to use my sports science background to work with drivers – with the ultimate goal of working in Formula One.

In October 2017, I achieved my dream job at Formula One Management Ltd and a reason for this success was down to Brunel’s employability teaching.

In the employability study module during my final year at Brunel, I learned how to write and communicate my points across in a professionally concise yet meaningful way. In fact, the CV template I used to apply for this job was the one provided to me during my 3rd year!

When I started my role,I asked my Team Leader and Group Manager why they employed me, and they both said that my CV was the easiest to understand by a long way compared to the other applicants and that my answers were concise and meaningful. They also said that being able to communicate and put my point forward in a concise and meaningful way is a critical skill for working within this organisation as Formula One is non-stop, therefore time is a precious commodity.

It’s been a surreal and fantastic experience seeing all the drivers and famous people associated with Formula One with my own eyes! I’ve already travelled to Austin, Texas to the USA Grand Prix and I’m scheduled to visit Australia, Bahrain and China during 2018.

Thank you Brunel for your part in helping me achieve my dream career!”  

Whatever your dream job is, you’ll get the support to help you achieve your ambitions