Employability and financial benefits of HE

The benefits of higher education can last a lifetime. Here, we list some of the employability gains and financial benefits of studying at higher education.


A degree level qualification may be required for a career

You may already have a clear idea of what career path you would like to take in the future which is great! Remember that some professions require you to have a qualification in a specific subject before you can go on to do that job. These include careers like being a doctor, dentist, architect or teacher.

Not sure if the career you would like requires you to go into HE? No worries, check out the National Careers Service website to search for your chosen career!

Gain work experience through placements

There are loads of opportunities to gain work experience even whilst you’re still studying. Whether they are summer internships, placement years or voluntary roles, there is something for everyone to make the most of your time in HE. Throughout your studies, you will connect with loads of other students, academics and professionals in your chosen field so you’ll have lots of people to give you advice and guidance.

Don’t just take our word for it! Listen to Freya talk about her placement year in France and how it benefitted her:

Increase your earning potential

A financial benefit of going into HE is that youre more likely to have a higher salary and be in higher-paid professions than those who don’t go into HE. Research suggests that those who graduate from university are more likely to earn, on average, around £10,000 more per year than those who chose not to attend university.

Read this article by the Department for Education to find out more.

Fast track in a profession

In some professions, having a HE level qualification, means that you can enter the job at a higher level than if you decided not to go into HE. Some of these professions include the police and the army. They recognise that the skills you learn in HE will benefit you in these careers.

Now let’s move on to find out more about the how HE can help you continue to develop your personal and academic skills. Click on ‘read more’ in the box below.

Personal and transferable skills benefits

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