A review has placed the University of Birmingham second in Universities in the United Kingdom for the number of graduates being targeted by ‘top employers’. This comes as great news for students at Birmingham, who will take substantial confidence from this result – with it abundantly clear that top companies are interested in the graduates from this University! The review came from the highly-respected High Fliers Research – you can visit their website here. Read on for the full story of this great news!
The review – entitled ‘The Graduate Market in 2018, was produced by High Fliers Research (click here to see the full report). They compiled the report based on data from an array of sources, eventually ranking Universities in terms of the most sought-after graduates from top employers. Top employers include PwC, HSBC, BP, Unilever and the NHS. These employers typically have graduate schemes that are hugely popular and highly-competitive. In good news, the University of Birmingham placed 2nd in the table – testament to the strong reputation of our University.
In terms of others in the top ten, it was the University of Manchester that topped the table. As mentioned, the University of Birmingham came home 2nd, with the University of Warwick completing the podium positions. UCL and Durham University were among the others in the top ten. Unsurprisingly, the University of Cambridge and Oxford University finished in the top ten, placing 6th and 9th respectively. It is somewhat surprising that neither topped the list, given their reputation.
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This is some positive news for students at Birmingham! It is very motivating to know that top employers are actively recruiting students from the University of Birmingham. Also, finishing ahead of both Oxford and Cambridge is an impressive result! It is clear that it is well worth keeping up with the hard work – that graduate job is within touching distance! For any guidance for your time at University, our advice articles are here.