University of Hull leaps up graduate employment rankings
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The University of Hull is ranked in the top 10 in the country
for graduate employability, according to a major report out
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
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
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
The University also offers ongoing careers
support to graduates throughout their working life.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.