Top employers target Nottingham for graduates


January 18th, 2016

The University of Nottingham remains one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers, a new report has shown.

The latest report by High Fliers Research showed that Nottingham has come 2nd, for the second time in row, in the list of universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2015-16.

The report is based on research conducted in December 2015 with the UK’s leading graduate employers including BP, Aldi, EDF Energy, the Civil Service, IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Google and HSBC.

Quality graduates

Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability at The University of Nottingham said: “It is tremendous news that Nottingham graduates continue to attract the UK’s top employers. This is a reflection on the quality of our graduates and the fact that whilst studying with us they develop academically and embrace a full and varied student experience. This gives them the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes which will enable them to succeed in employment and build successful careers.”

Established in 1994, High Fliers Research is an independent market research company which specialises in student and graduate research.

The latest survey shows that the number of graduates hired by organisations featured in The Times 100 Graduate Employers rose by 3.3 per cent in 2015, compared with recruitment in 2014.

Recruitment at pre-recession peak

The country’s top employers also plan to expand their graduate recruitment by 7.9 per cent in 2016, in the fourth consecutive year that graduate vacancies have increased. This significant rise in graduate vacancies for 2016 takes recruitment beyond the pre-recession peak in the graduate job market in 2007, to its highest-ever level.

The University of Nottingham encourages and support students to ensure they have a full-rounded experience whilst studying, which includes participating in work placements.

This includes the Nottingham Advantage Award, which enables students to take extra-curricular modules alongside their academic studies, which builds skills and experience in areas such as PR, finance and career planning thorough activities with the University’s Career and Employability Service, Widening Participation and the Student’s Union.

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