With a solid educational base and strong support, NCH is the ideal place for you to start your career and have a competitive edge in today’s tough recruitment market.
You can enter into almost any career, work abroad or stay in the UK, or even decide to pursue higher education and go on to do a postgraduate degree. The possibilities are endless! We are here to help you navigate them and ensure that you fulfil your career aspirations.
Around 60% of people at the top of their professions in various industries – including CEOs of FTSE 100 companies, top creative industries and professional services organisations and MPs – studied arts, humanities and social science degrees. Humanities and social sciences graduates do well in their careers because many of their skills translate directly to the capabilities you need to perform at a high level in the professional world: intellectual curiosity, building an argument (and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of contrary positions), presenting in a compelling and persuasive manner, understanding how relationships determine outcomes, synthesizing large volumes of data and, critically, valuing creativity and understanding the value that creativity can add. This is why humanities graduates find success in so many industries including media, law, healthcare, accountancy and finance, public administration, civil service and defence, retail, education, business and management, the arts, creative industries, publishing, journalism and politics.
At NCH, alongside your academic programme, you will develop the attitudes and behaviours that will set you apart from other graduates, giving you an advantage in both seeking employment and making a good start in your first job. Every student participates in the College’s Professional Programme which forms part of the NCH Diploma.
This was inspired by research conducted by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), which identified the gap between the level of employability of many UK graduates and the needs of employers.
The programme develops the basic capabilities essential for a wide range of different professions, including writing and presenting, numeracy and financial literacy, problem solving, the impact of technology, negotiation, self-management and working in teams.
Preparing for the world beyond NCH is a task all students will face and one that the College takes very seriously. Whether or not you know exactly what career you want, the College’s Director of Professional Development, Swatee Jasoria, will work with you on a one to one basis to help you explore various careers. Swatee will help you discover what you want to do by promoting self-reflection, focussing on your aptitudes and interests and providing you with individual support and advice, all in a confidential setting. She teaches the Professional Programme, and can assist you with CV and cover letter preparation, psychometric testing and everything in between. Swatee also works to raise awareness of the College to employers. She explains the College's curriculum and ethos, promotes the unique qualities of our future graduates, introduces emplyers to our students and secures highly sought after networking and internship opportunities.
In today’s job market and economic climate, networking, work experience and internships have become a vital part of the learning process. Swatee will guide you on how best to engage in successful networking so as to maximise opportunities in order to gain relevant work experience and obtain internship opportunities during your time here at NCH.
Many of our students have completed summer internships in a wide variety of disciplines including marketing, market research, digital branding, banking and finance, public relatoins, public affairs, publishings and media and broadcasting. NCH students have interned at organisations including Allen & Overy LLP, Prospect Magazine, DLA Piper, The House of Lords, Maher Bird Associates LLP, Eden McCallum and Norton Rose LLP. These internships provide exceptional experience to our students and demonstrate their calibre to potential future employers.
NCH will be the ideal place for you to start your career and have a competitive edge in today's tough recruitment market. You can enter almost any career, work abroad or stay in the UK, or decided to pursue higher education and go on to do a postgraduate degree. We are here to help you navigate your options and ensure that you fulfil your career aspirations.
In short, NCH will give you the best possible start to a successful career.