Cardiff graduates among the UK’s most employable

Cardiff University graduates are some of the most employable and sought after by UK employers, according to the newly released 2021/22 Graduate Outcomes survey.

Published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), data shows that:

  • 86% of Cardiff University’s graduates were working in the UK in highly skilled employment, 15 months after their course ended. The University remains first in Wales for this measure and is placed in the top 20 providers in the sector.
  • 91% of the University’s full-time postgraduates working in the UK were in highly skilled employment, 15 months after their course ended. Cardiff University is now first in Wales for this measure.
  • 83% of Cardiff’s full-time undergraduates working in the UK were in highly skilled employment, 15 months after their course ended. The University remains first in Wales for this measure and is placed in the top 20 providers in the sector.
  • 95% of Cardiff University graduates were in employment and/or further study or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after their course ended. The University is now first in Wales for this measure.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, Claire Morgan said: "An education with Cardiff University isn’t just about a degree classification. We work really hard to make sure our students are prepared for their next steps - whether that’s the world of work, further study or other activities. We have excellent links with employers and through the design and delivery of our curriculum, we aim to give our students a skillset to support them once they graduate. We’re proud of these excellent results which reflect the calibre of our students and the hard work of our staff."

The Graduate Outcome Survey enables all graduates to make their voices heard and reveals the bigger picture of career paths and opportunities taken by recent graduates. It is the biggest annual social survey in the UK and is one of the measures that can show whether a graduate’s degree has helped them to secure highly skilled employment.

*Source: Graduate Outcomes 2021/22 survey results published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). HESA open data is published under the (CC BY 4.0) licence.

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