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Careers In Politics and International Relations


The Politics and International Relations courses have a strong focus on helping students into employment after graduation and the careers team work closely with the course team to ensure that students hear about potential opportunities and have the skills and information required to apply. This focus and partnership have been successful in supporting students into new career paths after they graduate. For example this year, BA Hons Politics graduate Hayden Ridsdale has been accepted on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme after hearing about the scheme through a careers talk given by Careers Advisor Georgina Larkin, as part of the Politics Course.

The Graduate Management Training Scheme is ranked amongst the top 5 leadership development programmes in the UK and is highly competitive. Hayden started applying in October 2019, and had to go through numerous steps as part of the application process that took 7 months overall. This included an online application, five online tests (situational judgement, personality profiling, numerical, verbal and critical reasoning) a video interview and an assessment. The careers team supported Hayden throughout. They and the PIR team are delighted with Hayden’s success. For more information about the scheme and other opportunities for Politics and International Relations graduates, please contact Georgina Larkin at

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