Simon McIntyre graduated from the university of Bristol with an MSci in Physics and Astrophysics, after which he worked as a management consultant for a niche consulting firm. He worked on projects with private businesses and government departments in the UK, Europe and West Africa and eventually rose to the position of Managing Director.

After several years of focusing on other people’s countries he decided it was time to give something back to the UK and got involved in politics. Today he is Senior Researcher to Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi contributing policy advice and analysis on a range of issues but with a focus on business and the economy.


Graduate Destinations

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Civil Service fast streamer
  • Diplomatic Services operational officer
  • Local government officer
  • Management consultant
  • Quantity surveyor

Typical Employers:

Common employers of biomedical sciences graduates include the:

  • Civil service
  • Banks (high street and city);
  • Charitable and not-for-profit organisations;
  • Consultancies;
  • Insurance and accountancy firms;
  • Government departments and think tanks.

Employment Stats:

Destination Percentage
Employed 65.4
Further study 13.3
Working and studying 8
Unemployed 7.7
Other 5.6
Type of work Percentage
Business, HR and financial 54.2
Marketing, PR and sales 9.8
Secretarial and numerical clerks 8.4
Retail, catering and bar work 7.3
Other 20.3