100% of Pearson College London's 2015/2016 degree graduates were in work or further study within six months following graduation, highlighting how Pearson College London's approach to education powered by industry experience, is paying off for its students and alumni.
Frances Trought, Deputy Vice Principal (Talent Development), commented:
"We strive to equip our students with the necessary knowledge, employability skills, and confidence to enable them to succeed in their chosen fields. Each student receives one-to-one career coaching and support from their very first day; we help them network with recruiters and professionals, find internships, work placements and much more."
The median salary for Pearson College London undergraduate leavers was £25,000 in 2015/16, 21.95% higher than the national average for 2015/16 graduates from alternative providers.**
Pearson College London's strength lies in the industry engagement opportunities given to its students; the institution is part of Pearson Plc, a global education company and the only FTSE 100 Company to offer degrees in the UK. Its students are immersed in a professional setting and learn at the heart of the organisation’s HQ in London. As a result, students get many opportunities to develop the kind of skills that are attractive to employers; each degree programme is also designed, developed and delivered with industry, to give students the best possible chance of career success. Full-time students within Pearson Business School are guaranteed at least one internship during their studies*. By graduation, the students are highly attractive to employers and are equipped with the skills to shine in the workplace.
Pearson Business School's alumni have gone on to work for leading brands such as Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Dyson, Not on the High Street, the BBC, Snapchat, Wincanton and General Mills.
Alumna Sarah Crosley secured her dream job after successfully applying for a graduate scheme. She currently works as an Assistant Brand Manager for Nestlé, working on the Aero© brand.
"I loved studying at Pearson Business School and being part of something new and different. Studying there really got me to a place that I want to be and I met people that will be friends for life."
Alumnus Kevin Nyatoro, Sales Excellence Business Analyst at Microsoft commented:
"My internships set me off on the right path to where I am today. Pearson Business School does this wonderful thing of helping you realise you can be more. They offer you challenges, tools to face those challenges and show you how to make the first step."
Principal, Roxanne Stockwell, was pleased with the results and believes that collaborating regularly with industry and academics is critical to the institution as it moves forward. Roxanne commented:
"At Pearson College London, we believe in challenging students to really help them develop intellectually and professionally. That is not an easy path, but we think it is the right way to push students to achieve their potential. What matters to us is preparing students to handle an increasingly competitive and uncertain working environment, not giving them an easy ride and prioritising short term satisfaction. Our first set of results is encouraging and this also sets the scene for our new students joining us from this September, as a reminder that while they are just starting on their journey, the hard work they put in over the course of their time studying with us, should really pay off."
Congratulations to our Pearson College London graduates!
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Pearson Business School
A university education, powered by industry experience.
We're transforming higher education. As a FTSE 100 company, immersed in industry, we do things differently. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do, and it’s what sets us apart.
We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job. We help our students to build their own professional networks; they’re taught by well-connected industry experts, and they get to make contacts at industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations. We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oreal, and Sony Pictures, to WPP, Lloyds of London and IBM. Alongside their academic studies, it’s the experiences like these that help our students to develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed, as well as inspire them, so they have the drive and ambition to get ahead.
Our students are enterprising and entrepreneurial. They get to work with our in-house business incubator The Access Platform, and many have set up their own companies too, like Kickpush and Yaantu and even social enterprises like Once Upon a Doug.
Our alumni have gone on to work for brands such as Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Dyson, Not on the High Street, the BBC, Snapchat, Wincanton and General Mills.
Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.
*subject to academic performance
** The median salary for both first degree and other undergraduate leavers from alternative providers was £20,500 in 2015/16, according to the ‘Destinations of undergraduate leavers from higher education at alternative providers in England 2015/16’ Statistical First Release.