Queen Mary graduate outcomes show our students leave university ready to take their place in an ever-evolving jobs market.
The rapid pace of disruptive change in contemporary work environments is a struggle many workplaces are continuing to come to terms with. Encouragingly, Queen Mary’s most recent employability statistics (according to the Graduates Outcomes Survey 2020) show we are preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s workplace.
A look at what’s behind these figures reveals not only our graduates’ skills and motivation, but also our approach to career development.
Career development at Queen Mary is comprehensive, and can be broken down into four distinct strands:
This includes real-world consultancy projects, internships, temping opportunities and funding for start-ups.
These activities help students enhance their CVs and develop skills through societies and student media. Employers view this as evidence of being proactive on top of the demands of a degree.
Students are urged to take full advantage of networking events, employer events and alumni panels, career advice workshops, and mentoring, work shadowing and experience. Prospective students can also connect with our Alumni network and ask questions, even prior to making a final university choice.
Many of our degrees include a placement year option, year abroad option, or have industrial placements embedded. Employment stats reveal that there are hugely encouraging outcomes for students who do a year abroad, with year abroad students 20 per cent less likely to be out of work and 10 per cent more likely to be in a graduate job six months after graduation.
In 2015, Queen Mary became one of the first Higher Education Institutions in the UK to deliver Degree Apprenticeships. These give students access to the very best of higher and vocational education through a combination of on-the-job-training and academia.
The Careers and Enterprise Service offers funding opportunities for budding entrepreneurs – many of whom go on to make a real impact.
According to a report, Queen Mary ranked 19th for universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2019-2020.
The report surveyed the UK’s one hundred best-known and largest graduate employers, looking at the graduate market and graduate hiring trends. Our ranking demonstrates the quality of our graduates compared with competitors.
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