Psychology gives graduates a wealth of skills and knowledge that is more applicable in the world of work than you might first think. Knowing behavioural patterns and an understanding of the human mind are a valuable asset for any company. Below are our jobs for psychology graduates, plus our guide to getting a job with a psychology degree.
|Matalan - Employee Relations Advisor - Maternity Cover||North West||competitive + benefits|
|Water Wastewater Recycling Management Graduate Anglia Anglia||The East||£25k with a 5% increase every 6 months + benefits + Bonus + expenses|
|Head of CRM - Customer Retention, 15 Marketing, Radlett||London, South East||£22,000 depending on experience + Bonus|
|Asset Management (Financial) Graduate Management Programme||The East||£25k with a 5% increase every 6 months + benefits + Bonus + expenses|
|Graduate Analyst- London||London||£23,000 + Bonus|
|Sky - Technology Graduate Programme||London, Scotland||Competitive|
|Schroders - Internship Programmes||Nationwide||Competitive|
|Matalan - Space Planner||North West||competitive + benefits|
|Selex ES - Graduate Business Opportunities||Rest of Europe (excl. UK and Eire), Nationwide||Competitive|
|Selex ES - Industrial Placement Opportunities||Rest of Europe (excl. UK and Eire), Nationwide||Competitive|
Like most degrees, psychology equips its graduates with a set of skills applicable in day to day working life. Such skills as reasoning, statistical understanding and communication are all valuable in the working world. However, it is psychologists understanding of human thinking and behaviour that gives them an edge when applying for jobs. Jobs in psychology might be hard to come by, but they are there.
Where to start is dependant on your degree, whether it is a BA or a Bsc seems to equate to how science based your course was. This might lead you towards more statistical or trend analysis roles with a Bsc, while if it was a psychology BA you might want to take a more theoretical approach. However, usually the two types of psychology degree are pretty inseparable and the difference is minimal. The important thing is that the degree is British Psychological Society accredited. This allows graduates to be accepted into the BPS and reap the benefits of networking, library access and much more.
With all jobs nowadays, everyone is competing for psychology jobs so having work experience is an excellent start. However to continue seriously on a psychology career path, further study is usually required. What you should bear in mind that although psychology has been your passion, you should consider looking at alternative sectors where you can transfer the skills you gained in your degree.
Certain fields that have been renown for employing psychology graduates at entry level are Marketing, Advertising, Human Resources. With knowledge of human behavior and the mind, degree knowledge will certainly come in useful and be applicable in these fields.
One final last tip for getting a job with a psychology degree is not to rule out any job sectors. Remember, the most impressive thing about a psychology degree is the scientific understanding of people and their actions. While you might not think you have anything to offer the field of sales, your understanding of human interaction would be a perfect asset to any employer. This does not mean you should send applications everywhere, but you would be surprised by how highly a psychology degree is rated.Login or sign up for graduate jobs