GRADUATES from the University of Worcester are entering the workplace at record high employment rates, new figures reveal.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency has released its latest employment performance indicators, which show that 95.8 per cent of Worcester graduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving.
This is a record for the university and means that 19 out of every 20 students are now employed or in further study and the numbers of first time graduates entering ‘graduate-level’ professions has also risen, to more than 70 per cent.
University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “Our students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of projects aimed at preparing them for life after university.
“Employability is built into all courses, with students undertaking work placements, workshops or specific modules and the University also runs an extensive Earn as You Learn programme, and actively seeks to prepare graduates on all of its courses for the workplace.”
The record employment rates at Worcester follow the University’s most successful year in the National Student Survey (NSS), which revealed more than 87 per cent of students were satisfied with their experience, above the national average.
“We are delighted that our students are making so much of their opportunities at Worcester and are using this as a springboard to successful careers and purposeful, happy lives when they leave,” Professor Green added.
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