Jobs for Economics Graduates
An economics degree from Nottingham will equip you with the skills and attributes valued by employers in almost any sector. Our students find success in careers related to consulting, finance, the public sector, among others. Many of our students go on to study postgraduate courses, including our masters degrees.
Example graduate destinations
Here are just a few examples of the firms in which our graduates have found employment since 2014.
Our students have also completed spring weeks and internships with a variety of top firms. Read about some recent internship success stories.
- Nicholson Glover
- Oxera Consulting LLP
Towards the end of my third year, I applied to Accenture’s consulting graduate programme, and joined the firm in early 2018. During my time at Accenture, I worked on three different technology-based projects at Financial Services clients. In 2020, I joined BCS Consulting, an employee-owned management consultancy focused on the Financial Services sector, where I have been working on Operational Resilience programmes.
Given the breadth and variety of projects in consulting, there isn’t really such a thing as an average day for a consultant! Management consulting is a great option to begin your career, as you will learn a wide range of transferable skills quickly. These skills will be invaluable for your future, whether you decide to stay in consulting or pivot to something completely different.
Whilst I was studying at Nottingham, the Careers Service ran mock assessment centres and offered interview practice. They gave me good frameworks and feedback to help me prepare for my job applications.
Xinniella Khubchandani, BSc Economics, 2017
Associate Consultant at BCS Consulting
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Bank of New York Mellon
- Berenberg Bank
- Blick Rothenberg
- Deutsche Bank
- Fidelity Worldwide Investments
- Goldman Sachs
- JP Morgan
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Macquarie Funds Group
- Royal Bank of Scotland
Industry and startups
- Butternut Box
- Korn Ferry
- London Accent Ltd (co-founded by two graduates while on their year abroad in Paris)
- Next Plc
- Rolls Royce
- Secret Escapes
- Sia Partners
- Telefonica Digital
I currently work as an Economist at the Department for Transport. My role involves putting the analytical and economic skills I developed at university to use by influencing high profile public policies which are interesting and affect people’s lives.
The culture is great in the Civil Service. You are really making a difference to peoples’ lives, there is a huge focus on learning and development, and the career opportunities are great.
Studying economics at Nottingham really helped develop the skills and knowledge that I use in my job today. I had some great lecturers who helped bring out my passion in economics. It’s a great university, and especially for supporting career development.
Edward Turner, BSc Economics, 2018
Assistant Economist at Department for Transport
- Bank of England
- Central Bank of Malaysia
- Civil Service Fast Stream
- Competition and Markets Authority
- Department for Education
- Department for Transport
- Department of Education
- Financial Conduct Authority
- Government Economic Service scheme
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Home Office
- Ministry of Justice
- National Graduate Development Program
- Office for National Statistics
Other (including postgraduate degrees)
- British Army
- Florida State University
- Imperial College
- Sky News
- Teach First
- The Guardian
- University College London
- University of Cambridge
- University of Nottingham
- University of Oxford
- University of Reading
- University of Washington
At the time of writing, I am completing my MPhil Economics degree at the University of Cambridge. Next year I will be joining Compass Lexecon as an analyst, where I will conduct economic and econometric analysis for cases relating to Competition Law.
The master's degree has let me build upon the concepts learnt during my time at Nottingham, as well as exposing me to new fields.
The undergraduate modules that I chose have provided me with the tools to explore more advanced topics at Cambridge, which has helped me become a more competent and well-rounded economist. The econometric theory courses at Nottingham are especially useful for those wanting to pursue postgraduate study.
Emil Lundh, BSc Economics and Econometrics, 2020
MPhil Economics Student at the University of Cambridge