No one knows how competitive the graduate job market is better than university students. When you choose a university, you need to make sure that you are choosing an institution which challenges you and provides you with plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.
In 2021, the University of Birmingham has been recognised as the most targeted university for graduates by leading employers, demonstrating our commitment to you and your future. At Birmingham we have a dedicated Careers service, with a range of resources to help you stand out from the crowd.
The University of Birmingham is number one on the list of UK universities most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers looking for graduate recruits, according to a new report.
‘The Graduate Market in 2021’ is a study of the latest graduate vacancies and starting salaries at the UK’s one hundred best-known and most successful employers, conducted by High Fliers Research during December 2020.
The graduate job market remains competitive and even more so in light of Coronavirus, but you can be confident that when you join Birmingham you are joining a university with exceptional links to a wide range of industries; that top employers know our graduates are of the highest quality of any university in the UK and are ready for the world of work; and that our Careers Network will support you every step of the way.
Public sector employers in particular are expected to see growth in graduate employment, with a record 5,400 entry-level vacancies available for university-leavers in 2021. Of the 100 top graduate employers on the list the median starting salary is £30,000.
During your time at Birmingham you will develop employability within your degree programme and beyond. In your first year, the Birmingham Project offers you the opportunity to work with academics and leading employers from the world of business, industry and the arts to tackle a ‘real world’ challenge. As you shape your ambition throughout your time at university, or simply want to explore what your options might be, you will find opportunities to undertake summer internships, gain work experience, work with an alumni mentor, take part in research projects and seek careers advice.
So when you graduate, you enter the job market highly employable, with strong skills and experiences to help you stand out from the crowd.
Read the University's statement