Graduates from the University of Birmingham have plenty to celebrate as the university bags the number one title for graduate employment.

The University of Birmingham has been named the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in a leading annual guide to higher education.

The award in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16 places Birmingham as Britain’s number one university for secure graduate-level jobs.

Preparing students for the world of work

This accolade comes just two years after the establishment was named University of the Year in the same guide for 2013-14.

Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor at the University, welcomed the news and said that when students choose which university to go to, they’re making a huge investment in their future.

When youngsters are choosing to study at Birmingham, they are opting for the university that’s “profoundly committed to preparing them for a successful and fulfilling life ahead”, complete with a world-class education, he added.

Professor Eastwood explained that at this university employability is a shared agenda and is at the heart of the overall student experience.

From the moment students enrol they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen fields, he noted.

Investing in the future of graduates

Birmingham University recently invested £5 million into the expansion of their student employability services to provide students with access to mentoring, to further prepare them for the world of work.

Students have also benefitted from a number of bursaries to support their development through a range of work experience schemes and award-winning internships.

Birmingham was also ranked 13th as the most targeted university by leading employers in the UK, in the High Fliers Graduate Market in 2015 report.

Meanwhile, internationally, its ranked 55th in the world for employer reputation, in the QS World University rankings.

Graduates from the university can also celebrate as their average salary is expected to be £46,500 within just five years of leaving; comparing to £45,000 for students from Durham and £40,000 for Nottingham.

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