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University of Hull leaps up graduate employment rankings

11th July

The University of Hull is ranked in the top 10 in the country for graduate employability, according to a major report out today.

Josh Hampton, BSc Accounting graduate

More than 96% of Hull graduates are in work or further study six months after they left us.

The annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) is the university sector’s benchmark of employability, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Hull is now joint eighth in the country, up from 20th last year.

University of Hull Director of Careers and Employability Service, Norman Day, said:

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 10 for graduate employability.
We know how important career prospects are to our students and we are very proud of how well we prepare our graduates for the world of work.

The new figures come as the University prepares to celebrate its degree ceremonies next week.

Among those graduating is Josh Hampton, who has a place on the graduate scheme at PwC starting this September. The University has been great to me,” he said.

It made me feel like I was a person, not just a number. They picked me up when I was struggling and gave me the opportunity to develop my drive and ambitions for the future.

Jonathan Copeland, currently on the graduate scheme at Rolls Royce, added:

I chose Hull for its outstanding facilities and the success graduates have in gaining employment on completing their studies. There was a great balance between theoretical studies and practical implications - there is a lot more to take away from the Business School than just a degree.

Other Hull graduates are working at top international brands including IBM, L’Oreal and RB.

The University offers a huge range of activity to help students develop their career prospects – from practical help with CVs and application forms, to preparing for interviews and employer assessments and organising internships or placements. 

The University also offers ongoing careers support to graduates throughout their working life.  

Jonathan Copeland, BSc Supply Chain Management graduate

Case Studies

Josh Hampton- BSc Accounting graduate, completed a placement at GE Capital as part of his four-year degree. He has a place on the highly competitive PwC graduate scheme, based at the Hull office, starting in September 2016

On A-level results day in 2011 I had a few offers from different universities including the one from Hull. I chose Hull because when I came for my open day the lecturer I spoke to was really keen for me to come and kept in touch afterwards.
The Business School here seemed different to others – you are treated as a person rather than as a number. They really care how you are getting on. They picked me up when I was struggling and gave me the opportunity to develop my drive and ambitions for the future.
The careers advice here was really great and really helped me prepare for the assessment centre for PwC. They provided help with the tests so I could practice in advance and put me in touch with a Hull graduate who was already at PwC and could give me advice too.

Jonathan Copeland- BSc Supply Chain Management graduate, completed a professional placement with Rolls Royce and is now on the company’s graduate scheme.

I chose the Business School at Hull for its outstanding facilities and the success graduates had in gaining employment on completing their studies. The opportunity to undertake a placement year was an experience I was keen to pursue.
The teaching was excellent. The course content gave a holistic and complete understanding, with the opportunity to delve into the detail of particular areas of interest through tutorials and workshops.
I was fortunate to discover a subject that I had a particular interest in and recognised that I wanted to pursue a career in that field. My internship working in Supply Chain Management at Rolls-Royce certainly helped me make that decision. The experiences I had in the aerospace industry also proved incredibly beneficial to my learning during my final year at HUBS.
HUBS is a place that is very good at listening. It listens to the voices of students and strives to enhance the overall student experience by taking on board feedback. The teaching staff were especially helpful, there was always a great balance between theoretical studies and practical implications.
I would certainly recommend HUBS to other prospective students, I had a fantastic time at Hull University Business School. It was a fun experience and Hull is an exciting place to live. There is a lot more to take away from the Business School than just a degree.
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