Development & Alumni Relations Office 


25 November 2016

The best universities in the UK for graduate employability have been chosen by local recruiters and Queen’s has been ranked in the Top 25, according to a survey published exclusively by Times Higher Education (16 November).

In what is regarded as a significant rating of universities based on the employability of their graduates, universities across the United Kingdom have been chosen by UK companies according to how ‘ready-for-work’ their alumni are.

In total 63 universities appear in the UK employability ranking. Half of the top 10 are London institutions, but overall there is a wide spread of universities from the North to the South.

While the top three are predictably Oxford, Cambridge and LSE, Queen’s is tied at No.24 with the University of Nottingham and Queen Mary, University of London.   

Although the employability survey on which this table is based found that the reputation of UK university graduates has fallen behind that of Germany this year, many universities in the UK are still high on recruiters’ priority lists.

The global ranking is compiled using the votes of local recruiters and directors of international companies, while the UK ranking uses only the votes of local recruiters.

The survey has been running for six years as a collaboration between human resources consultancy Emerging and employment research group Trendence. It is published exclusively by Times Higher Education.

Click here for full details of the survey by Carly Minsky 

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