Accounting, Finance and Economics
Your career guide
High wages and a demand for skilled workers make the accounting, finance, and economics sectors attractive for recent graduates despite the industry challenges in recent years.
Job roles within the sector are available with:
- Insurance and accountancy firms
- Investment banks
- High street banks
- Building societies
- Management consultancies
- Public sector employers
- Government departments
- Charitable and not-for-profit organisations
The most recognised graduate recruiters in the industry are large multinational accountancy firms, but there are also opportunities in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are based in local areas.
For economists, the largest employer is the Civil Service through the Government Economic Service (GES). The Bank of England also provides vacancies through its graduate development programme.
Your options in accounting, finance and economics
Getting started in the industry
Gaining experience in accounting, finance and economics
Finding a job in the sector