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Management

Overview of the Sector

Management roles exist in all sectors and types of organisations. Graduate opportunities have been increasing in recent years and are expected to continue to increase (www.highfliers.co.uk).

MAIN AREAS OF WORK:

WHAT DO I NEED TO GAIN GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT?

The Person:

  • Analytical Skills– being able to translate large amounts of data into useful information
  • Commercial awareness to understand business needs and processes
  • Communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills– being able to work with different people and get the best out of them

Qualifications:

While a degree in Business can be helpful, most of the graduate opportunities for this type of work are open to students of any degree discipline, and employers are keen to receive applications from students studying a diverse range of degree subjects.

Experience:

There are many graduate schemes in this area. Most of these will be well advertised on MyFuture and other student and graduate job websites. Examples include:

Consultancy: Accenture, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, McKinsey 

Public Sector: Civil Service Fast Stream, HSC NI, NHS Graduate Management, NGDP 

Private Sector: Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Randox, Royal Mail, Ulster Carpets

Retail: Aldi, ASDA, Boots, Henderson’s, John Lewis, Lidl, M&S, Musgrave, Tesco 

Some of these organisations will run placement and internship schemes which will be well advertised on MyFuture and other student and graduate job websites.

Other great ways to gain experience and demonstrate your aptitude for these roles:

  • Part-time work– particularly any customer service role
  • Clubs and Societies– especially getting involved in the management committee
  • Insight into Management– 3 days of interactive business games, simulations and case studies- every Easter (apply in Sem 1)

KEY EMPLOYERS

Northern Ireland:

Consultancy Graduate Management Retail
Deloitte Enterprise Rent-a-Car Henderson’s 
EY HSC NI  
KPMG Randox  
PwC Ulster Carpets  

 UK and Global:

Consultancy Graduate Management Retail
Accenture AXA Aldi
Deloitte BT ASDA
EY
Civil Service Fast Stream Boots
KPMG
Enterprise Rent-a-Car John Lewis
McKinsey National Grid Lidl
PwC NHS Musgrave
  NGDP  M&S
  Royal Mail
Tesco 



LOCAL/ NORTHERN IRELAND OPPORTUNITIES

On Campus resources:

  • Careers Fairs– Key employers in this sector attend many on-campus fairs throughout the year including the Graduate and Placement Fair in October and the Work Experience and Placement Fair in February
  • MyFuture– Internships, placements and graduate opportunities.
  • Hard copy resources at the SGC Hub– A number of very useful magazines come into the Hub every autumn e.g. Inside Careers: Management Consultancy. These are free to take away from the Hub and are also available online.

Advertised roles:

Opportunities in this sector are well advertised on MyFuture

Unadvertised roles & networking:

These roles will be well advertised, but networking with alumni and potential employers is highly recommended to build commercial awareness and help you stand out from the crowd.

Job search websites specific to Northern Ireland include:

 

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UK AND GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

On Campus resources:

Further afield?

Many of the key employers listed above are large international organisations with opportunities around the world. Home students who want to work overseas are advertised to apply locally and then move once within the job.
International students may find it easier to apply for opportunities in their home countries and then move.

Useful sites for finding student and graduate jobs in this sector in UK, Ireland and further afield:

PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS

FURTHER READING

Prospects Job Sectors and Gradireland sector career guides will help you to search for employment in this employment sector.

Prospects: Business consulting and management

Gradireland: Management Consulting and Management, business and administration

Targetjobs: Consulting

 

Further information resources are available at the Student Guidance Centre Hub (Opening hours: Mon- Fri 09:00- 17:00), including free copies of Gradireland, TargetJobs and Prospects guides plus self-help guides and employer brochures. The Student Guidance Centre Hub has free wifi, tea and coffee. 

This information is obtained from a variety of sources, including the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS), Prospects, Gradireland and relevant professional organisations and other appropriate resources, as available.

We endeavour to ensure that our online resources are current and contain relevant information. However, we cannot accept responsibility for the contents of external websites.