Typical work settings
Private sector - you could use your skills in private consultancies, business and industry.
Public sector and Third sector - typical employers for geography graduates also include local authorities, government departments, agencies and public bodies, environmental monitoring organisations and charitable trusts.
Destinations of recent Sheffield Hallam Graduates
Examples from the last two years include:
- Recruiter - BMS Sales Recruitment
- Further Education Teacher - Ashfield College
- Technical Support Officer - Bassetlaw District Council
- Community Groups Volunteer - Fairtrade Foundation
- Graduate Transport Consultant - AECOM
- Graduate Line Manager - Royal Mail
- Graduate Land Buyer - Bellway
- Commercial Copy Planner - Frontline Ltd
- Geospatial Analyst - Ministry of Defence
Professional bodies have a wealth of information online such as careers advice, journals, job vacancies and consultancy services. These are highly valuable resources that you can use to assist in your job search. Employers often expect graduates to be commercially aware and will expect you to keep up to date on the latest issues affecting the industry. They may even ask you questions at interview that will 'test' your commercial awareness and knowledge.
Geographers often choose to study at postgraduate level in a specific area such as geographical information systems, environmental management or coastal and marine management. Postgraduate courses in teaching, surveying or planning are also popular as they qualify you to work in those areas. Some geographers opt to take business or management courses.