Your degree is only the starting point. Armed with both the qualification and the experience of a degree from the University of Edinburgh, you will be in a position to make the most of your early career.

The Edinburgh name on your CV is very significant. It demonstrates that not only are you good enough to be studying at Edinburgh but you are further bettered by having studied there. Don't underestimate the impact that this will have on your applications for internships and graduate jobs.
Shujaat Khan
MA(Hons) Business Studies and Accounting
88% Jobs achieved within 6 months of graduation

Areas of employment

Many graduates work in large multinational companies; others work for small, specialist consultancies and firms. There are others who chose to work for charities or public sector organisations like health services or local government. A certain number will go on to form their own business or enter careers that are, at first glance, unrelated to their studies, such as in social work or journalism.

Example recruiting companies for recent graduates:

  • Accenture
  • Babcock International Group
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Blackrock
  • Bumble Inc
  • Burberry
  • Capita
  • Deloitte
  • Diageo
  • EY
  • Google
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • Macquarie Group
  • Movewise/li>
  • NatWest Group
  • NEO Energy
  • Next
  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Plexus Corp
  • PwC
  • Pure Honey Music
  • Santander
  • Savills
  • Shell
  • Sky
  • Skyscanner
  • The High Performance Podcast
  • Tik Tok
  • Toyota

Working in 32 countries worldwide:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Zambia

Job titles include:

  • Audit Graduate
  • Business Development Executive
  • Commercial Valuation Intern
  • Communications and Marketing Officer
  • Corporate Finance Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Assistant
  • Graduate Business Strategy Analyst
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Investment Associate
  • Project Support Officer
  • Researcher
  • Sales Development Representative
  • Senior Associate
  • Social Media Executive
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Talent Manager
  • Technology Consultant
  • Trainee Accountant

Market sectors




Retail & Consumer Goods7%


Arts, Sports, Languages & Culture4%

Infrastructure, Civil Engineering & Architecture4%


Career service

The University's Careers Service can help you explore different job sectors, advise you on how to construct your CV, and help you prepare for interviews. The Careers Service also oversees a range of employer-run workshops, presentations and recruitment fairs. The University of Edinburgh is a prime choice for graduate employers and each year we welcome hundreds of organisations onto campus to employ our students.

Employment outcomes above refer to the classes of 2021 and 2022.