Careers and employability

There are numerous possibilities for graduates of the subject areas of disaster management and humanitarian response.

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The general and academic skills acquired on our courses are welcomed by a broad spectrum of employers including:

Course and programme specific information

Please see our individual course and programme information for more details about career opportunities.

The Third Sector Club and volunteering

A group of volunteer students jumping in the air on the top of a hill.

The University of Manchester’s Careers Service also hosts the Third Sector Club, a club exclusively for University of Manchester students who are interested in working or volunteering in the sector. It’s an informal group which meets throughout the academic year and offers the opportunity to gain insights into the diverse nature of the roles and organisations within this sector. Our partner, Project Trust also offer volunteering placements for 17-19-year-olds.

You can also register for The University of Manchester's Volunteer Hub - a place where you can search and apply for volunteering opportunities online. 

Careers starting point guides

The Careers Service has published a series of useful guides available online or in-person from the Atrium, University Place. As well as more general advice about job searching, applications, CVs, interviews, and presentations, there are some career sector guides that might be of particular interest to HCRI students: