What makes our graduates so employable?
At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) we have recruited a number of students from the University of Durham. These students come from a wide variety of degree backgrounds, but primarily from the Business School, and demonstrate key skills and competencies that PwC look for. As a major employer of graduate trainees, PwC recognises that Durham University Business School produces high-calibre, motivated individuals, who are ready to enter the world of financial services.PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
We have employed many Durham University Business School graduates who exhibit the natural energy, creativity, and values that we look for in our employees at Ernst and Young.Ernst & Young
At KPMG we place great emphasis on looking for very bright individuals with the impact and communication skills to build strong client relationships. Finding the intellectual skills is relatively easy but finding the right combination of skills is far more difficult. Fortunately we find them in large numbers at Durham.Nicola Brooks, Recruitment Marketing, KPMG
We find the intellectual strengths and business acumen of Durham graduates are very well suited to the challenges we face.Katy Fox, Campus Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland, Shell
Durham University Business School graduates shine in Barclays. They demonstrate the key qualities we look for: customer focused; a pioneering attitude, the ability to take risks and problem solve; they help their teams win together, having the capacity to mobilise people around new ideas and possibilities.Barclays Bank
Durham University Business School fosters the conceptual and practical skills in its graduates that are highly sought after in the IT, management and consulting industries. The content of the programmes offered fits perfectly with the skill set that we require and as a result we have recruited a number of graduates from Durham.Karen McAnaney, Graduate Recruitment, Accenture
Durham graduates are successful as they have excellent academic track records and have proved that they can excel in a number of areas. They have excellent communication skills and commercial awareness, they show a strong commitment to achieving their goals and have a proven aptitude for problem solving.Hannah Williams, Manager at Deliotte
We find that Durham graduates possess the right combination of skills and attributes and academic excellence we look for in our recruits.Laura Mountney, Graduate Recruitment Manager
We place great emphasis on the talents of graduates to keep us at the forefront of the industry, and we have a number of Durham University Business School graduates in management positions across several key functions.Paul Doona, HR Advisor, Sunderland Plant, Nissan
Durham graduates demonstrate the key skills and competencies we are looking for at Lloyds TSB. They are always committed, focused and have an excellent rapport with customers. We are looking for graduates with great communication skills, the ability to take risks and a strong commitment to achieving goals. As well as a good understanding of what’s going on in the world commercially and we always seem to get this from Durham students. We are very committed to the training and development of our graduates and I have noticed that Durham students are always keen and eager to learn and are not afraid to challenge the status quo.Sally Cox, Lloyds TSB Emerging Talent Recruitment Manager
Siemens has had an excellent experience with Durham University Business School. Over the years we have recruited excellent students from the school, and have seen real business improvements from sponsoring our employees through post-graduate qualifications. We'd happily recommend the Business School as their courses provide excellent theoretical knowledge and prepare the students to apply the theory in practice.Graham Philpott, Graduate Liaison Executive, Siemens plc
At BP, we look for people with passion to excel, excellent interaction and influencing skills, and the ability to think innovatively and adapt in an industry that is ever-changing. We need people who are able to meet the challenges of the energy business and drive it forward; finding new reserves, creating cleaner fuels, expanding our capacity and marketing our brands to over 15 million customers daily. We have consistently found Durham University Business School graduates to display these attributes and not only have a long history of recruiting from the University but those who do join have enjoyed considerable success within the company.Sarah Cockburn, Graduate Resourcing Manager
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