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Careers and employability

What happens to me afterwards?

That's largely up to you but previous students have:

Comments from recent students and project organisations

"Two of your masters students undertook summer projects with us in 2012. They went on to join us full time after their graduation and are still here. The experience of having their modelling skills has made a big impact on the way we look at some of our challenges and I am delighted to say they are both still with Babcock now working on multi billion pound projects."; Sandy Donald, Babcock International Group, December 2015

"I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone in the department for their support and excellent guidance over the last year. It is a fantastic course, and deciding to undertake a year at Southampton has turned out to be one of the best and most rewarding decisions I have made." Paul Radford (May Hicks Prize winner)

"The course enabled me to apply my mathematical knowledge." Justine Clark, Business Consultant, Shell

"The course helped me get my career off to a flying start." Graham Pratt, Business Analyst, British Gas

"The use of real industrial case studies, presented by industrialists, was a highly useful part of the course." Dorothy Barton, OR Analyst, Thames Water

"Due to the course being highly regarded finding a job was not a problem" Mark Ainsworth, Consultant, British Airways

"It was a very positive first experience of using the scheme. We were very pleased with the student's approach, communication and self motivation. It made our task easy." Philips Semiconductors

"Modelling of waiting list management would not have been done without these projects and the skills of the students" Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

"It gave us the opportunity to consider new concepts and benefits from the viewpoint of an outsider" Royal Free Hospital

"The project aided us in developing a model for which we did not have any resource - it helped us identify equipment savings" Powertrain Manufacturing, Engineering Ford Motor Company

"Both students did a remarkable job in quickly understanding our organisational culture, systems and jargon.They approached the projects in a mature and professional way, attending and contributing to significant meetings with our partners agencies." Hampshire Social Services

What is next after the MSc?

Our Master graduates have been employed by: Boeing, Barclaycard, RBS Insurance, DSTL, Cap Gemini, The AA, Tesco, Virgin Media, British Airways etc.

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