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With 86% of UK students finding work once they have graduated, research by RS Components shows that going to University is still a highly valuable step in securing employment, and a step in the right direction for your career.
RS Components has created a GIF looking at the overall employment rates of graduates across Europe, as well as the gender differences, to reveal which countries are leading the way with the highest employment rates. You can view the story here.
University is often seen as the gateway to a more prosperous future with greater employment prospects and an opportunity to boost earning potential, meaning that employability following completing a degree is of the utmost importance to graduates. In particular, Manchester University is the top university in the United Kingdom for employability following on from completing a degree.
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Although we have seen a devastating drop in employment for graduates in the first half of 2020 due to the pandemic, one positive outcome is that younger people have been more inclined to remain in education, as a study reveals a 17% spike in new university applications between March and June this year.
I’ve provided some key findings below:
- The United Kingdom ranks as the 12th country with the best graduate employment rate in Europe with 86.7%
- Manchester University is the top university in the UK for employability following on from completing a degree
- The UK ranks in the top 10 countries for the best graduate employability rates for women in Europe, coming in ninth place with 87.0%