International College

Top northern university for employment

Posted 15 October 2018
Bellerbys College students at Sheffield University

The University of Sheffield has ranked as the top university in the north of England for graduate employment. The latest The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has shown that nearly 85% of students go onto graduate-level professional employment or to a period of further study within six months of leaving.

The Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield, Professor Wyn Morgan, says: “I am pleased to see that the University has been acknowledged for its extensive work with students to help ensure they graduate with the experience, tools and skills needed to succeed in their careers. Our close working relationships with a host of world-leading businesses and organisations has helped provide students with valuable work, enterprise and volunteering experience during their studies, linking their learning to real world application.

"We’re delighted that companies are keen to recruit talented graduates from the University, from engineers and scientists to geographers and trainee doctors and dentists. The impact our graduates have on society as they apply their studies to make a difference is something to be proud of."

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks UK universities on multiple factors to provide an authoritative list of 132 universities.

On Sheffield’s ranking as a top university for employment prospects, the Deputy Director of Careers and Employability, Claire Conway, said: “A degree from Sheffield gives students vital skills to help them build a successful and rewarding career in their chosen industries. As part of our work to boost student employability and prepare them for the graduate jobs market, we ensure leading employers work with our students during the course of their degree through internships, placements and a range of workshops.”

Your journey to a succesful career can begin at the International College. We offer employability support to our students through our Reach Higher module, which aims to develop the skills required to succeed in a professional, working environment.

Studying at the University of Sheffield International College can provide you with the foundations to study at a high-ranking university. Visit our programme page to begin your journey with us.

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