Oxford College of Marketing has published the results of their first graduate survey that aimed to gain an understanding of how CIM qualifications have benefitted alumni. Oxcom graduates across all levels of CIM qualifications were surveyed to gain their views on their studies.

Professional Marketing Qualifications Support Career Progression

Our survey revealed that CIM professional marketing qualifications are invaluable in supporting career progression, with 74% of graduates being offered a pay rise or promotion after completing their qualification. Furthermore, 91% of those surveyed agreed that the qualification has better equipped them with the knowledge and skills at work, underlining the practical application of CIM qualifications.

The qualification has been invaluable towards my career progression, helping me secure a new role. The content delivered was useful and relevant for today’s world of marketing.

95% of survey participants also agreed that their CIM qualification has made them more confident in the workplace. With communication skills being one of the most requested employer skills when recruiting; having self-confidence can support building such skills.

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CIM Marketing Qualifications Are Highly Recommended

The majority of survey participants said they highly valued their CIM qualification, with 92% stating they would recommend studying a CIM qualification to a fellow marketer. Furthermore, 89% said they believed the qualification was worth funding themselves, irrespective of how they funded their course in the first place.

Oxcom Managing Director, Jane Young, commented on the survey results:

Our first alumni survey has underlined importance of professional marketing qualifications in driving forward the careers of marketers as well as providing them with confidence in their job roles. We’re grateful to all our participants for giving us their thoughts and look forward to continuing this research in the future.

If you are ready to supercharge your marketing career with a professional marketing qualification, get in touch with our team today for a consultation.