CDT alumni: Next destinations

Where Next?


The Horizon CDT programme has equipped our graduates with unique, exemplary high-level skills and training to enable them to go on to secure post-doctoral employment where impact can be made within a variety of sectors both nationally and globally, including academia, industry, government, international organisations, creative agencies and the public sector.

In addition to this, we have alumni who have founded their own digital start-ups, creative agencies, research collectives, innovative digital products/software/apps and spin-out companies, as a result of being an Horizon CDT student.

Our alumni have moved on to positions across the globe in countries including the United States, Austria, Saudia Arabia, China, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

Listed below are the employers of CDT graduates by cohort of our Horizon CDT alumni after completing the programme.

As of September 2018, 45 alumni have successfully passed their PhD vivas, and 52 PhD students have submitted their thesis.

2009 Cohort employment destinations:

  • King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (Saudi Arabia)
  • Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • RedEye Consulting (UK)
  • Biglight -Experience Design Agency (UK)
  • University of Bath (UK)
  • Integrated Transport Planning Ltd (UK)
  • Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
  • Corpus Christ College, University of Cambridge
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Amazon Web Services (UK)
  • Internet of Things Privacy Forum (Spain)
  • Royal College of Art (UK)
  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Jaguar Land Rover UK (UK)
  • Helyx Secure Information Systems Ltd (UK)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • The Insight Lab (UK)
  • Bionical (UK).

2010 Cohort employment destinations:

  • University College London (UK)
  • Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • Edinburgh College of Art (UK)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • World Bank (USA)
  • United Nations (New York, USA)
  • BBC Research & Development, BBC (UK)
  • Linney (User Experience) Design (UK)
  • Barclays Bank (UK)
  • Cass Business School (UK)
  • Newcastle University (UK).

2011 Cohort employment destinations:

  • University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Quiqup (UK)
  • New York University (USA)
  • Discovery Education (UK)
  • Systems Concepts Ltd (UK)
  • Airbus (Spain)
  • Jaguar Land Rover UK (UK)
  • Chesterfield Borough Council (UK)
  • Jisc (UK)
  • Testilo (UK)
  • The Insight Lab (UK)
  • Bionical (UK)
  • Zinger Limited (Austria)
  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • Call for Participants (UK)
  • Justis (Legal Research) UK.

2012 Cohort employment destinations:

  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Userfy (UK)
  • De Montfort University (UK)
  • University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (China)
  • University of Edinburgh Law School (UK).

2013 Cohort employment destinations:

  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • University of Leicester (UK)
  • Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network (UK)
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (UK)

2014 Cohort employment destinations:

  • University of Southampton (UK).