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Careers and your future in Business

Our graduates go on to work at leading companies and organisations around the world

At Brunel Business School, we invest in our students' futures. Through our links with key players in a wide variety of sectors, from tech to banking and advertising to accounting, we help you secure work placements that give you a clear advantage as a graduate. Our careers programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities.  

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

Careers events, visits and training

The School’s Business Life Programme is designed to help our students acquire a range of qualifications and skills that make them stand out as ideal candidates in the jobs market. You will also receive support from our Professional Development Centre to help manage your career search.

Some examples of typical careers events for Business students include:

Business Life Capstone Event: As part of their Business Planning module, postgraduate Business students were invited to collaborate with the annual Made in Brunel exhibition to provide a route to market for real creative and entrepreneurial products conceived by Brunel’s Engineering and Design students. Students from the Management MSc and Marketing MSc not only created commercialisation plans for the products, but were invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges including industry professionals and academic staff.

BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) with Bloomberg: The BAT is offered as a three-hour online test taken on campus and invigilated by a Bloomberg representative. The test was designed in conjunction with leading financial institutions and academics to uncover an individual’s level of knowledge and skills relevant to a financial career. Students can choose to submit their names along with test scores or anonymously during recruitment drives.

Meet the Professionals Showcase: Brunel Business School regularly invites representatives from key professional bodies to elaborate on the many benefits of becoming a member. Professional bodies who take part in the Showcase include: ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CIMA, BCS, OR, CIM, CILT, CIPD, CII, CBI, CFA, CIM and CIPR. A professional association is an organisation formed to unite people who work in the same occupation and keep them informed of the latest developments in the industry. There are many advantages to joining professional bodies: typically they offer training and access to research, as well as networking opportunities like conferences and forums. 

UK Industrial and Commercial Visits
Where possible, events and external visits are arranged with UK businesses to help demonstrate theory in practice, for example a tour of the BMW Mini car plant in Oxford for Global Supply Chain Management MSc students. 

The programmes and initiatives run by the Brunel Business School to boost our students' career prospects include Business Life, our work placements, and Co-Innovate. Click on the boxes below to find out more.