It is the first time the University has featured in the list which is part of The Graduate Market in 2020 report produced by High Fliers Research, an independent market research company which has specialised in researching graduate employment since 1994.
The report surveys the UK’s one hundred best-known and largest graduate employers, looking at the state of the graduate market and graduate hiring trends.
Queen Mary’s ranking in the list demonstrates how effectively it is performing in employer engagement terms when compared to other competitors.
In 2018-19 Queen Mary’s Careers and Enterprise hosted 223 unique employers on campus, and over 1000 students were placed into meaningful work experience through the work of Careers and Enterprise and colleagues across the university.
Queen Mary in a strong position
Abi Gaston and Lindsey Shirah, Joint Acting Heads of Careers and Enterprise at Queen Mary said: “The confluence of the social mobility agenda and employability agenda in the current climate, together with Queen Mary’s diverse student population and strong employer links, put us in a really strong position right now and gives our students the opportunity to make their mark on the graduate recruitment market.
“This achievement demonstrates the strength of our employer relationships and shows that here at Queen Mary we are out-performing our peers.”
The employers included in research are the one hundred organisations that final year university students from the UK’s leading universities believe offer the best opportunities for new graduates – including PwC, Civil Service Fast Stream, Goldman Sachs, BP, Barclays, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, BBC, BAE Systems and the NHS.