Oxford Places 9th for Most Sought-After Graduates for Employers


A review has revealed that the University of Oxford has placed in the top ten in Universities in the United Kingdom for the number of graduates being targeted by ‘top employers’. This comes as good news for students at Oxford, with the only disappointment being that we didn’t finish higher! Yet it is clear that top companies are clearly interested in the output of 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!


University of Oxford students are among the most sought after graduates in the United Kingdom


The review – entitled ‘The Graduate Market in 2018, was produced by High Fliers Research (click here to see the full report). They used data from a wide array of sources to come up with their top ten 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 competitive. As mentioned, Oxford placed 9th in the table. While we are used to topping tables, this is still positive news – and 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. The University of Birmingham came home 2nd, with the University of Warwick completing the podium positions. UCL and the University of Leeds were among the others in the top ten. The University of Cambridge placed 6th in the table. It is somewhat surprising that neither Oxford nor Cambridge topped the list, as is customary in the majority of academic league tables!




Despite Oxford not placing as high as we would’ve arguably expected, this still comes as positive news. It is very motivating to know that top companies are recruiting, and perhaps the vast array of International students counted against Oxford here – with this table being UK-based. It is still regardless well worth keeping up the hard work – which will surely pay off in the future! For any guidance for your time at University, our advice articles are here.





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