Here are some ways that we help our students reach their potential after graduation.
Our best-ever employability rate for graduates from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education report is testament to support offered to our students and graduates. From interview skills practice to entrepreneur support, we provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.
We’re giving our students a great start in their graduate careers, resulting in 69% starting on salaries between £15,000 and £29,999. We are the University of Opportunity.
Employability is embedded in our curriculum. Our lecturers provide subject-specific guidance throughout your course to ensure you’re work-ready upon graduation. Not just that, our students’ hard work is being rewarded, with 16% of graduates reporting earnings between £30,000 and £59,999.
The opportunities and support offered by our Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace teams ensure our graduates stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market, with a massive 68.1% entering highly skilled professional or managerial roles.
Our recent investment in our business provision means that our graduates in professional/ managerial roles include the managers, directors, senior officials, professionals and technicians who are shaping today’s economy.
Through volunteering opportunities, our students gain vital experience, skills and confidence. Meanwhile, the 13,283 hours volunteered since September 2016 have contributed a significant amount to the local economy! We’re continuing to embed employability skills through the Enterprise and Employability Awards across all curriculum areas.
We love our region! And it seems you do too… local employers have experienced the added value of our students and graduates through volunteering, internships and work experience, resulting in a great big 80.7% of our 2016 graduates working/studying in the West Midlands region.