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Employability

Our students are the most sought after by top employers!

Coming to Warwick means you’ll be highly employable when you graduate. We top The Graduate Market in 2017, published by High Fliers Research. This makes us the university most targeted by the largest number of the UK's top 100 graduate employers during 2016-2017.

We are the third most targeted university by graduate employers and the eighth best university for graduate salaries according to the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

What makes Warwick graduates so employable?

Firm foundations

As well as building your subject knowledge, our degree courses enable you to develop key skills in independent and critical thinking, presentation and communication, research, leadership and organisation. Collaboration between our departments and employers also ensures our curricula are relevant to today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.

Work experience

In 2014, recruiters estimated that over a third of entry-level positions would be filled by graduates who had already worked within their organisations, making Warwick’s strong links with employers even more valuable. All our undergraduate degrees offer either the opportunity to apply your learning in a workplace or industry setting as part of your degree, or the option to apply for a voluntary year out for work experience (subject to approval from your academic department).

We advertise thousands of work experience vacancies on our online database for Warwick students and graduates. These include placements (which are usually yearlong arrangements, designed to enhance your studies) and internships. Internships are shorter periods of on-the-job learning, which usually take place over vacations or after graduation.

Warwick work experience bursaries are available to support unpaid work and internships, and many students also gain experience through voluntary work.

The right mix

Employers actively look for graduates who have been members of student clubs and societies. With nearly 300 student-run clubs and societies, Warwick offers many opportunities to meet a broad mix of people and build your confidence. Joining an exec committee – the group of students that runs a particular club or society – can also provide a useful insight into managing your own business.

The average salary of Warwick’s 2014 graduates six months after finishing their degree was £24,500, compared to a national average of £20,500.

Over 300 leading employers visit campus each year to meet our students.

At 80%, we have one of the highest percentages of graduates entering either professional or managerial jobs, or graduate-level study, of any UK institution (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).


Employers say:

At PwC we’ve recruited a number of students from Warwick. These students come from a wide variety of degree backgrounds and demonstrate the key skills and attributes that PwC look for.

PwC

At Warwick we know to expect students who are not only academically strong, but who are also rounded individuals and up for the challenge of the world beyond university.

Travers Smith LLP