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Careers

Career prospects for our graduates are excellent. Our graduates have gone on to careers in banking, finance, the public sector, an information organisation or in management consultancy.

Around a third of our graduates go on to postgraduate study. Many are accepted onto one of our postgraduate degrees.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in:

Government and civil service

  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Banking and finance

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • JP Morgan
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

Accounting and consultancy

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PWC

Employment prospects

  • 85% in employment or further study
    within one year of graduating
  • More graduates in sustained employment
    after five years, compared to other Russell Group economics departments
  • £41,600 median earnings
    five years after graduation

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York Futures

Develop your skills, strengths and leadership qualities with a range of activities and opportunities:

  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Support for entrepreneurs
  • Networking
  • Study abroad
  • Skills training

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Graduation celebrations

The Careers department at York was critical to the success of my job application.

Friendly and always available, they ensured that any request I had was dealt with immediately.

I would strongly recommend anyone, whether or not you are applying to a graduate/internship role to get in touch. To give you confidence and self-evaluation, to see your strengths and give you direction."

Ben Thorley, 3rd Year Economics