Graduate Employability Rankings are an important parameter to measure the learning outcomes of university graduates and their preparedness for the prospective job market. A university’s Graduate Employability scores indicate the percentage of undergraduate students getting into professional employment within six months of course completion or entering into pathways for further higher education.
Learn more about the top seven universities in the UK for graduate employability and career prospects (Guardian University League Tables 2020) below. If you are interested in studying in the UK, you can arrange a free consultation with SI-UK to receive application support and admission guidance.
UK University Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
1. Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a top ranking UK university ranked the best for graduate employability. 91% of its graduates are in employment within 6 months or into higher professional studies. Imperial is the only university in the UK which exclusively focuses on the study of science, medicine, engineering and business. It provides extensive career support to its students through career workshops, placement opportunities and career events held throughout the year including employer-led events such as skills workshops and mock interviews. Imperial graduates are given career support upto 3 years after graduation.
2. Lancaster University
Lancaster University is a truly international university which offers world class research and teaching and the best student experience in the UK. It consistently features in the UK top ten and has also been named the International University of the Year 2020 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide). The Guardian University Guide rated Lancaster University as the second best in the UK for career and employability with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation. Lancaster offers the best graduate prospects for any non-specialist university in the UK and enjoys a strong reputation among employers. Lancaster university graduates get a taste of professional life during their course with internships and part-time work experience.
3. London South Bank University
London South bank is a University known for its professional links and high graduate salaries. Named University of the Year for Employability, London South Bank is London’s top modern, multinational university with over 18,000 students from 130 countries and a global alumni network exceeding 80,000 graduates. LSB’s courses are designed and accredited by industry experts which means students are better prepared to impress potential employers and stay up to date with the industry demands. Students are encouraged to gain practical experience with career focussed learning under the guidance of industry leaders. Placement, internship and work- experience opportunities are offered alongside Employability Service support before and after graduation.
4. University of Bath
The University of Bath is ranked 4th by the Guardian University Guide and 5th by the Times and The Sunday Times University Guide for graduate employability. Bath is known for providing outstanding preparation for the workplace and is one of best universities for student experience in the UK. A Teaching Excellence Framework gold rated university, Bath is in the top 10 UK universities. The University campus is one of the safest in the country located in the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site, only 90 minutes away from London. University of Bath specialises in courses in engineering, science, humanities, social sciences and management. Bath graduates have a higher mean salary than all other UK university graduates and is one of the 13 most targeted universities by top graduate recruiters in Britain. A high proportion of its undergraduate students choose a placement year or a study abroad year before course completion.
5. University of Cambridge
Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world for teaching, research excellence and international outlook. In the top 5 for graduate employability in the UK, Cambridge graduates benefit from its influential alumni network which includes people in resourceful positions across the world also as the University scores high on its alumni outcomes. Cambridge graduates are known to lead companies and take charge of influential political positions. There are more than 400 alumni groups around the world helping graduates to start their graduate careers.
6. Swansea University
Swansea University is ranked as a top 5 Career Prospects university in the UK by Guardian University League Tables 2020. It is also the winner of TEF Gold award and offers courses in accounting & business, engineering, law, computer science, finance and many more. Also the winner of the University of the Year, Swansea is top ranking university when it comes to student experience offering a right balance between quality teaching and research and an enviable living experience on its beachfront campus.
7. Loughborough University
Loughborough University is placed in top 10 UK universities by all major university league tables. 85% of loughborough graduates are in employment or further education within 6 months of completion of their undergraduate degree. In order to maximise the employability skills amongst its graduates, all undergraduate courses at Loughborough offer the option for a year in the industry as part of the degree. Career Network services at Loughborough are highly regarded by both students and employers. Graduates at the university are prepared for the competitive job markets with incredible facilities, excellent teaching and a highly influential career network.
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