The Graduate Market in 2023 offers an annual review of the graduate landscape, including the top universities for employability as well as graduate vacancies and starting salaries at the UK’s leading employers.
Queen Mary has held the prestigious accolade of being among the favoured 20 universities for top employers in the report for the last 3 years. It first broke into the top 20 in the 2020 report and has maintained this standing ever since.
Ensuring students are supported in obtaining the careers to which they aspire is a key commitment at Queen Mary, reflected in the University’s Strategy 2030. Queen Mary offers substantial support for students, including individualised career management support, a vast array of placements and internships within degree programmes, and opportunities for students to engage with our local communities.
Queen Mary also offers access to careers support from the first day students graduate. And fifteen months after graduation, 90 per cent of Queen Mary graduates are in work or further study.
Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London said: “Retaining our position in the top 20 is a superb achievement and a recognition of how important our students’ success is to us.
“It is not enough to provide them with a world-class learning experience. They must leave us with the skills, experience, and confidence to go and chase the job of their dreams. And it’s fantastic to see our work in this area is being backed up with results for our students.”
Queen Mary’s top 20 position among the largest employers also provides background into its social mobility feats – being ranked top in England and winning the ‘University of the Year’ award at the UK Social Mobility Awards in 2022. Forty per cent of Queen Mary’s undergraduates come from households where the annual taxable income is less than £35k, 49% are the first into higher education in their family, and 92% come from state schools.