How can the BA Human Resource Management support your career?
A Human Resource Management degree will open the doors to a number of exciting career paths with excellent salary and career progression. Our graduates secure HR positions in policy, staff development, training, recruitment and selection, and have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in prestigious organisations including: Thames Water, Morrisons, Travelodge, BT, Iceland and several UK universities.
Additionally, you can go on to do further study. The main course that our HR graduates are now undertaking is MA Human Resource Management, where you can also specialise in Employment Law, Human Resource Development and Employment Relations.
Some examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us include;
Human Resources (HR) Officer
Human resources officers, also known as personnel officers, develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff within an organisation. Your work will usually involve staff recruitment, employee record keeping, staff training and development, counselling staff, dealing with grievances and disciplinary procedures, promoting equal opportunities, health and safety and dealing with staff pay, benefits, redundancy and employment.
Employee Relations Officer
As an employee relations officer you will advise on employment matters including the interpretation of legislation, company policies and their application. Your role will be to maintain good employee relations and, where necessary, support investigatory and disciplinary hearings. You will also assist with other HR projects as and when requested and contribute to the development of HR policies and procedures.
Training and Development Officer/Manager
The role of a training and development officer/manager is to liaise with managers in identifying staff training needs, and creatively design bespoke training programmes that help to maintain a motivated and skilled workforce.
As a recruitment consultant you work on behalf of employer clients to recruit staff for job vacancies. You will provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Developing solid relationships with clients is essential to the role.