A career with impact

Top ten for graduate employment

We consistently achieve high scores for graduate employment in the annual survey completed by Unistats (unistats.direct.gov.uk). In the most recent data 100% of our MComp and MEng graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation, with an average salary of £27,000.

Your prospects are excellent

When it comes to getting well-paid jobs, our graduates are highly successful. Many are hired as IT consultants and software engineers in medium to large companies. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Google, Logica, IBM, Hewlett Packard, PWC, and HSBC. A recent study by economists at the University of Swansea showed that maths and computing degrees make the biggest difference to lifetime earnings.

A rapid rise to the top

Within six years of graduating from our MComp Computer Science, Nicola Cooper was managing IBM's multi-million pound business with Shell and won the prestigious Young IT Professional of the Year 2011.  She is currently an Associate Director at Ernst and Young.

 

Inspire and create

Amy Nicholson graduated in 2014 with a BSc in Computer Science.  She is now a Technical Evangelist in DX at Microsoft.

What we do to help

Throughout the year we organise a series of departmental careers events where companies and recruitment agencies meet with our students. Many of the companies who attend these events have input in the design of our courses via our Industrial Liaison Board. Many of them target our students for recruitment.

The University Careers Service has a Computer Science adviser who arranges specialist workshops for final year students including employer presentations, skills development sessions, CV workshops, and mock application tests. The Careers Service also keeps a database of graduate vacancies. They can also support you throughout the process of applying for a job. Our Student Jobshop, based in the Union, displays all current vacancies from part-time work to structured work experience placements.

We want you to develop as a person too. That could mean getting involved in a student club or society, volunteering in the local community or undertaking paid or charitable work. This kind of experience can give you the edge when it comes to impressing an employer. We'll make sure you're aware of all the options open to you.