Contact us
Aeron Haworth
Senior Media Relations Officer
+44 (0)161 275 8387
/
+44 (0)7717 881563
11
February
2016

Manchester students most targeted by employers

  • Companies target Manchester students ahead of all others
  • Employers plan to increase graduate recruitment by 7.5% in 2016
  • Number of graduates turning down job offers rose in last year
Graduate+fair

University of Manchester students are the most targeted by graduate recruiters, a new report reveals.

The ‘Graduate Market in 2016’ survey of vacancies, starting salaries and undergraduate work experience programmes at the country’s 100 leading employers showed how these companies targeted Manchester students ahead of all others, including Oxford and Cambridge.

The report, published by High Fliers Research, also showed that Britain’s top employers are preparing to recruit their biggest-ever intake of university graduates in the coming year.

Our recruitment fairs were fully booked last year, as employers continue to appreciate the talent of our students and the uniqueness of a Manchester education
Tammy Goldfeld

Tammy Goldfield, Director of the University’s Careers Service, said: “We’re obviously delighted that our students – for the second year running – are the most targeted by leading graduate recruiters, as well as encouraged by the ongoing recovery of the graduate jobs market.

“Our recruitment fairs were fully booked last year, as employers continue to appreciate the talent of our students and the uniqueness of a Manchester education, which provides our graduates with the additional skills and experience employers are looking for.”

Other key findings in the report include:

  • The number of graduates hired by the UK’s leading employers rose by 3.3% in 2015 – a smaller increase than expected
  • The number of graduates turning down job offers saw a sharp rise in 2015
  • Employers plan to increase graduate recruitment by 7.5% in 2016
  • The biggest growth in vacancies is expected to be in the public sector, the banking and finance sector, engineering and industrial employers and the armed forces.
Share this release
Latest news
Comments (0)
Thank you for your message.