Aberystwyth amongst top 50 universities according to major UK employers

18 November 2015

 Aberystwyth University is amongst the top 50 universities in the UK for “best graduates for the workplace” according to a report published by the Times Higher Education (THE) on Thursday 12 November.

The finding is based on a study of UK employers from predominantly business, IT and engineering sectors and is coupled with the publication of the Global Employability University Survey 2015.

Designed by French human resources consultancy Emerging and carried out by Trendence, a German market research firm, the survey asked recruiters working for major UK companies to cast votes for the universities where they like to source graduates.

UK recruiters looking for graduates identified ‘specific skills’, ‘professional experience’ and ‘area of degree specialisation’ as being the most important information when recruiting graduates.

When identifying which universities to recruit from, UK recruiters identified ‘links with companies’, ‘expertise in one field of competence’ and ‘production of ready-to-work graduates’ as being the top three.

According to the THE, “the results are particularly relevant as they provide some indication as to the long-term value for money at different UK universities, at a time when the cuts to maintenance grants put more pressure than ever on students to consider their financial future”.