Leeds in top ten universities for top employers

Students at Leeds are in the UK’s top ten universities most targeted by leading employers.

Great Hall in summer

The annual survey, conducted by High Fliers Research, highlights graduate vacancies and starting salaries at the country’s 100 leading employers, as featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

They include Deloitte, Civil Service Fast Stream, Goldman Sachs, Rolls-Royce, Unilever and the NHS. 

Leeds is ninth in this year’s survey.

The rankings are based on the numbers of top graduate recruiters at recruitment presentations, careers fairs or other university promotions during 2018-2019. 

The research shows the UK’s top employers are increasing their graduate vacancies by 9.1% in 2019 – the biggest annual rise in graduate recruitment for nine years. 

Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers at Leeds, said: "A top ten place indicates that our students are sought after when it comes to finding a job and paid work experience with leading employers.

"We offer a range of opportunities to help students increase their employability, experience and skills, from study abroad – we send more students abroad than almost any other university in the UK – through to work placements and volunteering, and our award-winning work with student business start-ups. 

"We involve employers in every aspect of the student journey, from shaping curricula to offering internships and jobs." 

The report confirmed the top ten universities most targeted by Britain's top graduate employers in 2018-19 are Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Warwick, University College London, Cambridge, Nottingham, Durham, Leeds and Oxford.

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