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Your future

The School is recognised by employers both national and international for equipping its students with a portfolio of academic and transferable skills allowing them to pursue stimulating and rewarding careers throughout the world, as well as undertake further study.

Your personal supervisor will give you guidance on how to develop your employability and your skills from the outset of your time with us. The Club of PEP also has its own careers arm, YorkWorks, which specialises in organising presentations and networking sessions aimed specifically at students in the School.

Careers service

The University’s careers service provides expert guidance and support on future employment opportunities and further study to our students while at York and beyond.

We are committed to enhancing your employability during your time with us.

Graduate profiles

A PPE or joint degree from York is a stepping stone to a wide range of careers. Here you can see what some of our students are doing now. You can also search our database of graduate profiles to find out what students are doing now, and even contact York alumni directly.

Graduation day


Many of our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of areas including:

  • Public administration
  • Local and national government
  • Industry
  • The ‘not-for-profit’/non-governmental (NGO) sector (including international work)
  • The creative, media and broadcasting industries
  • Marketing
  • Accountancy, banking and finance
  • Law
  • Social welfare
  • Education

The University's careers service can offer a wealth of information and guidance on future career options.