Graduate Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

What and where are the jobs for students completing their degrees in Biological or Computer Sciences, Physics or Mathematics?

These are questions which prompted the development of this section of our site. Not every case or aspect can be addressed, but hopefully the methodology adopted will prove helpful in a wide range of situations. For example:
  • Factors to consider when choosing a career direction or planning the search for a first graduate job are described. 
  • Information and opinions from Employers, recent Graduates and Careers Advisers are presented, mainly as videos.
  • Data regarding the jobs selected by former students are provided, as well as links to more information about the organisations for whom they went to work.

A good place to start is with the data you can link through to below and the discussions in the videos on this page. The first video explains how the destinations data is collected, the others explore the results for the subject areas listed.




Alternatively, you could go straight to How to Research Types of Work or How to Search for Employers.

Please be aware that this site links to content which is outside the control of The Careers Group, University of London.



In 2008, the CBI Education & Skills survey reported that:

  • Nine out of ten firms employ STEM-skilled people. Many businesses need highly numerate and analytical STEM-skilled people for financial positions in their companies.
  • 40 per cent of employers across all sectors need STEM-skilled people to design and innovate new products and services.
  • Nearly a quarter of employers value STEM skills in sales and marketing roles.


Finding employers for Biological Sciences


Finding employers for Computer Science


Finding employers for Mathematics


Finding employers for Physics

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