What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of roles and their associated tasks:
- Business administrator: ensure that an organisation's processes are efficient, helping with budget administration, setting up meetings, ordering supplies and writing up documents
- Human resources advisor: help organisations recruit employees and manage their workforce, including handling queries related to related to training and rights and responsibilities in the workplace
- Sales executive: help sell an organisation's products and services, meeting sales targets and maintaining a customer database to maximise sales and profits
- Senior business development executive: develop business relationships and make decisions that will affect the success of your organisation
The business and enterprise industry
With more than five million businesses in the UK, many organisations are searching right now for skilled team members and decision-makers within a variety of different business functions.
There are significant employment opportunities in this sector, with the number of business-related roles across England forecast to rise by approximately 150,000 in the next eight years.
Business programmes provide an opportunity to specialise in exciting areas and business functions. From sales and marketing, to human resources and business law, there are a wide variety of career options to choose from.
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We work closely with partner organisations such as Webexpenses, Siemens Healthineers and Penningtons Manches, a leading law firm, as well as Experience Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) to help you gain a flavour of the realities on working in business.
This means you will have the opportunity to work in projects set by employers, to take part in work experience opportunities and to listen to guest speakers from business as part of your programme.
One major project is the Karcher Accumulator Challenge, a competition our business students take part in each year to raise money for a local hospice, the Katharine House Hospice.
This all combines to help you build the skills and confidence you need to kick start and develop your career.