Leeds Beckett 4th in UK for graduate employment
97% of all UK students who had graduated from Leeds Beckett were in work or further study, compared to 94.2% the year before, according to the latest figures in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, putting Leeds Beckett 4th in the UK (3rd in England and the highest in Yorkshire) for graduate employment*.
The figure is slightly higher for postgraduate UK students, with 97.5% being in work or further study compared to 96.9% last year. The employment figures for all UK and international students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, has also increased from 94.1% to 96.6%.
Professor Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), said: “The new figures reflect the focus we have had on helping to ensure our graduates are ready for work and have the skills they need to follow their chosen career path when they graduate. A number of initiatives across our University have supported this agenda, including working a lot more closely with course teams and the implementation of a new system to improve the placement experience for both students and staff.”
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education is a national survey which asks graduates about their circumstances after leaving university. The latest DLHE survey involves students who graduated in the 2014/15 academic year.
At Leeds Beckett, 4,532 placements were undertaken by students in 2015, and over 3,884 organisations are now providing placements for our students.
Read more about how we have been improving the placement experience here.
*the table excludes providers with fewer than 500 DLHE respondents.