If you are studying or studied Education and are wondering about your career options or how to to get that all important first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information. You can also visit our Careers Centre, where we hold information on "Getting into a career in Education". If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.
There is a wide range of careers available to an education graduate which does not involve teaching, including community based learning,educational administration, civil service, local government,careers and educational guidance as well as youth and community work,. All of these occupations will in some way utilise and benefit from your knowledge and experience gained from your degree. While all school based teaching roles follow a similar working pattern, non teaching roles in education generally focus on different forms of client interaction which can include one to one mentoring, community initiatives, curation or business development.
Anyone contemplating working in this sector should go to Excellence gateway or Skills for Care & Development where there is a wealth of information and tips on entry as well as access to specific education related careers advice. For some ideas on specific roles using your degree see options with education studies on the prospects website.
Here are some examples from the prospects website of roles that may be suitable for graduates with an education related degree:
This is what some of our recent graduates were doing after finishing their course:
Job hunting websites specifically focused on the education/childhood stuidies sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
You may also find the teaching and education job sector useful on the prospects website.
It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: