Newcastle University Business School

Employ Our Graduates

Employ Our Graduates

Promote Your Business

Bring fresh thinking to your business by working with our graduates. We benefit from being an international school with a multi-national student body and we’re poised to support your recruitment plans worldwide.

Our graduates are leading business thinkers who strive for excellence. Thanks to our highest quality of teaching we are proud to note that our graduates are sought after by a wide range of global employers

In addition to working with our graduates, we can help you raise your business profile and promote vacancies by advertising to our international networks. We’ll provide you with a wide range of opportunities, including:

  • free online vacancies platform
  • recruitment fairs
  • business planning competitions
  • access to alumni events
  • employer presentations

Vacancy service

Our specialist advisers are available to help you connect with students, network with graduates and advertise your vacancies.

You can advertise your:

  • graduate roles
  • nine to 12-month placements 
  • work experience opportunities
  • regional part time and temporary jobs
  • volunteering roles (registered charities only)

You can select future graduate talent from a pool of global alumni as all current students and graduates from the past three years can access our online vancansies service. 

Our Graduates

Through a combination of first rate placements, internships and work experience we make sure our graduates have the relevant skills to excel.

We recruit the top future talent onto all of our courses. Our students have joined us from all over the world to take part in our programmes across all levels.

Whether our graduates come to you having completed an Undergraduate degree, MBA or Postgraduate course, we know they will provide a positive and lasting contribution to your team.

Our talent profile

MBA students

With years of industry experience, our MBA graduates are able to work at a senior level straight away. We develop their skills to meet the standards you look for, including:

  • teamwork
  • initiative
  • innovation
  • planning
  • organising

Our full time MBA course instills our students with the knowledge, ability and ambition to shape the future of an organisation.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Our undergraduate and postgraduate students are primed to be effective at the highest level. We draw on our academic strengths as a research intensive university to foster the development of a wide range of general and interpersonal skills.

Many of our graduates have developed a global perspective and are able to take a responsible and ethical approach to creating value for your organisation.

Employability ranking 

We produce high-calibre graduates who are sought after by a wide range of employers and have some of the best career prospects in the UK.

The latest available data from the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education Survey 2014/15 shows:

  • 94% of our UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • 85% of our graduates who entered employment achieved a professional or managerial position

The high quality of our courses and the exceptional standard of qualifications places us as one of the top 20 universities targeted by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (The Graduate Market in 2014 report - High Fliers Research).

We are also in the top 25 for graduate career prospects in The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2016, The Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2016.

Transferrable skills

Our diverse range of courses are designed to help our students acquire the transferrable skills they need to succeed in business.

All of our courses cover subject specific knowledge while equipping our students with real life broad business skills allowing them to be experts in:

  • communication
  • commercial awareness
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • leadership
  • self discipline
  • organisation

Real life experience

Many of our students decide to take part in a placement year in industry so they benefit from real-world experiences. The placement year gives our students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to real business situations, meaning they graduate with increased confidence and commercial awareness.

We also have strong links with Newcastle Work Experience (NEW), a work placement scheme that allows our students to work with small to medium-sized businesses in the North East in a project-based placement.

Our students have been employed in a variety of global companies such as:

  • IBM
  • Disney Procter & Gamble
  • Nissan, Marks & Spencer
  • Unilever
  • Accenture
  • Cummins
  • GSK
  • Microsoft

When they come to work for you, they’re mature, ready to work and are quick to adapt to business situations.

Development Opportunities

We provide our students with a wide programme of professional development opportunities so they gain the skills and experience you’re looking for.

There are many ways the business world impacts positively on our students, making sure our graduates are equipped for life after university.

Career development

Annual event

Our annual Career Development Event is in place to help advance our students’ career preparation. Throughout the week, students attend specially tailored sessions to enhance the skills required to move into a business environment. They also get a chance to engage with leading business people so we can make sure they’re learning from the people in the know.


Our students also benefit from JobFest, a two-day event aimed at those looking to recruit students in their final and penultimate year for opportunities starting the following summer and autumn.

Global alumni network

Our graduates are encouraged to use the global alumni network via LinkedIn. The network provides an excellent opportunity to engage with alumni who are already working in the business world and to learn from their real-world experiences.

ncl+ Scheme

A large number of our students choose to develop their transferable skills by taking part in the ncl+ scheme. The opportunities can range from coaching a sports team, to working on a student newspaper or leading a student society. By the time they’ve graduated, they will have developed a diverse skill-set to put to use in the business world and are eager to put their theory into practice.

The ncl+ Award allows our students to attend bespoke workshops and to meet and learn from employers. The award recognises students’ achievements and provides an opportunity to take their new skills beyond university.

International expertise

Exclusive to Newcastle University Business School, students also get the chance to take part in an innovative programme of extra-curricular opportunities.

Global Experience Opportunity (GEO)

GEO introduces students to the international business community and helps equip them with the skills they need to succeed in global markets.

Within GEO, students are able to take part in a range of events, business case competitions and both regional and international internships.

Our GEO internships hold a focus of improving global employability and giving student CVs that crucial international edge. 

GEO has also won the Educate North Employer Engagement Award for 2016, demonstrating the positive impact our programme has on boosting our graduates’ employability.

Gain a Global Advantage (GaGA)

Our GaGA event, held annually, provides an afternoon of inspiring talks, interactive workshops and networking with employers all with a global focus.

The event attracts speakers from a range of international firms including, HSBC, Nike, PayPal, Ubisoft and Boden.

Our attending graduates have all been able to raise their global profile while learning the critical skills they need to excel in an international business environment.