University of the Year for Graduate Employment logoThe University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16.

Shared agenda

The coveted accolade places Birmingham as the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job and comes just two years after it was named University of the Year in 2013-14.

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood said: 'At Birmingham employability is a shared agenda delivered throughout the University and sits at the centre of the student experience. From the moment our students arrive we strive to equip them with the necessary knowledge, transferable skills, and confidence to go on to succeed in their chosen fields.'

Worldwide reputation

Birmingham has a worldwide reputation for producing sought after graduates. The University was ranked as the 13th most targeted university by leading employers in the UK in the High Fliers Graduate Market in 2015 report (PDF - 795Kb). Internationally, the QS World University rankings has Birmingham ranked 55th in the world for employer reputation.