Sector Profiles: Business and Legal

Our graduates can be found working across the full spectrum of business and legal professions.

Alumni making their mark on the worlds of business and law are working in organisations including:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Biffa
  • British Airways
  • Ernst & Young
  • Iceland 
  • MasterCard
  • Microsoft
  • Ogier
  • Tesco
  • Vodafone
  • Welsh Water

Patrick Stevens, International Director, Crown Prosecution Service 

 "I was a leading counter terrorism prosecutor in the period post 9/11 when the volume and threat was far higher than the resource and capability. We dealt with some of the biggest most challenging cases this country has ever tackled."

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Helen Tindle, People Director, Iceland Foods

"My degree gave me a broad awareness of business skills and opened the door for the Iceland Graduate Programme, which I joined in 1993. The University also used detailed case studies based on real-life situations - including one on Iceland that I remember clearly and used in my very first interview! " 

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Swaminathan Harakrishnan, Associate Consultant, Ernst & Young

"Take advantage of not only the University’s alumni network but also of the companies you are applying for. Stay in touch with your professors and university friends because an opportunity can present itself in any form.

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Carys Richards, Vice President, Human Resources, MasterCard 

"If you are planning out your career today, I would advise you to take every opportunity that will give you a more global experience. Push yourself out of your comfort zone to get it."

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Trudy Norris-Grey, MD, Microsoft

“This University provided me with the key to a door into a world of opportunity and social mobility. A world unimaginable to me, a girl growing up in recession-hit South Wales."

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Justin Thomas, Managing Director, Bon Bon Buddies Ltd

"The course provided the skills for me to become an enabler and facilitator. It challenged my own mindset on what good leadership looks like, and helped me to support and coach colleagues to exceed their own limitations."

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Gavin Hodges, Global Buyer for Men, Tesco 

"Everyone in retail buying will tell you no day is the same. It can be quite a high pressure and wildly fast job, but I thrive on the speed of it."

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Alex Hughes, Social Media Intern, Jack Wills 

"I am currently working as a Social Media Intern at Jack Wills head office.  A typical day for me is getting into the office, and checking out what’s trending world-wide so we can create up to date and current content."

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Georgina Allsop, Fashion Assistant, QVC Shopping Channel 

"The qualification I have is quite unique, as it’s only available at a select number of universities. I think this is one of the reasons that made me stand out from other applicants."

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