Bristol ranks seventh out of more than 100 universities in graduate recruitment survey

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By Emilie Robinson, Digital News Editor

The ‘Graduate Market in 2021’ survey has found that Bristol graduates are among the most targeted by Britain’s top firms. The University is in the top ten for this category for the sixth year in a row.

A list of the top 100 firms collated by the Times newspaper, including IMB Bank, AstraZeneca, BT and the NHS, were asked which graduates they wanted to fill their job vacancies.

Graduates recruited by the top firms typically earn an average of £30,000, with some earning more than £45,000.

Stuart Johnson, Director of the University's Careers Service, said: ‘Bristol attracts some of the world’s most talented and dynamic students, who invariably go on to do amazing things - whether that's starting their own business, working for a small company, joining the public sector or working for one of the prestigious Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

‘For decades, the University has been on the forefront of career development, engaging with top employers, incubating hundreds of start-ups, funding thousands of internships and giving every student a huge range of opportunities for personal and professional development.’

The top ten universities targeted by the top graduate employers for 2020/2021 are: Birmingham, Manchester, University College London, Nottingham, Leeds, Warwick, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London.

Times Top 100 indicates graduate job prospects remain optimistic

The number of graduates hired by the top 100 employers reducing by 12.3 per cent in 2020.

However, there are expectations that graduate recruitment will rise by 2.5 per cent this year.

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