Discover – What can I do with my degree?
History graduates have a variety of careers available to them. Some of our graduates have gone on to work in teaching, academic research, museums, journalism, business management, civil service or politics. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
History relatedThe Historical Association English Heritage National Trust National Archives
Central and local government graduate jobs and schemesCivil Service Careers Civil Service Fast Stream LocalGovJobs HM Treasury Careers NGDP Scheme
Journalism and public relationsNCTJ – Life as a journalist BBC – Life as a Local Democracy Reporter Public relations officer Marketing, PR and media
Politics and policyWorking for MPs jobs and information NHS Policy and Strategy Management Trainee Scheme
Think tanks and social researchSmart Thinking Social Research Association
Other graduate jobs and schemesNHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Bright Network Jobs.ac.uk CharityJob
Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.Online learning pathway – Job searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application guide Online learning pathway- Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway- interviews and assessments
Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway- Postgraduate study
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to History students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.