6 BA graduates who used their degree to land a job, and how you can too

Helen Jackson
Campaigns Executive

What do you do with a BA degree...?

As a History graduate, I’m fully aware of the confusion that comes after studying a degree that doesn’t provide an obvious career path, post-graduation.

If you’re currently facing the dilemma of how to use the skills your Bachelor of Arts has equipped you with, we’re here to help. We’ve spoken to grads who studied a range of “arty” subjects and are now working in companies up and down the country, in a range of sectors – and the great news is, those companies are hiring grads right now.

Read their stories below, and if you feel like following in their footsteps, just hit the links.


1. Hope, Recruitment Consultant at Maxxima


Hope’s graduate journey is definitely not your average one. After completing her degree in Psychology and Criminology at Leeds Beckett, she decided to jet off around the world for 6 months. Upon her return, she took a job as a carer in the community, before moving on to work as a Health Care Assistant for the NHS.

After a few years, she felt it was time to take the next step: move to London and secure a job that would offer incredible progression and rewards, as well as the chance to make a difference to others. That’s when she discovered Maxxima – the Recruitment agency specialising in finding top Health and Social Care professionals for vacancies here in the UK and overseas.

“I wanted to work with people and help people, which is probably what led to my career as a carer,” she reflected. “But these days I’m always on the phone to people, chatting to people, and hopefully helping them from a different angle.”

You too could place talent into all-important roles, transforming the lives of those who need it most. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you can expect plenty of support to build your professional network and your bank balance thanks to targets set to double your £20,000 salary. If that wasn’t enough, your social circle will also expand through regular office socials, ranging from open mic nights to dinners in central London.

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2. Alistair, Graduate Account Executive at Softcat




3. Jack, PPC Analyst at NMPi




4. Jo, Resourcer at Harvey Nash




5. Abby, Assistant Project Manager at Colas Rail




6. Ellen, Trainee Buyer at Next




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