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Employability


Our students are the most sought after by top employers!

So you’ve graduated. What next? Graduation is a time of great excitement but also understandable trepidation about what life has in store for you. It’s reassuring to know that a degree from Warwick is highly valued by employers, within the UK and internationally.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 have placed Warwick in the world’s top 100 universities for graduate employability. Ranked 66th out of 600 universities considered, we are among the top 13% in the world, and have risen around 20 places since last year. Our year on year scores have held or improved in every performance indicator considered by QS. We are also 27th in the world for employer reputation, our best performing indicator this year.

80%* of our 2015 graduates entered either professional or managerial jobs, or graduate-level study
8,000+ work experience opportunities currently available on campus (including voluntary and paid work)
1st** most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers

* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
** The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd

Stand out from the crowd

Nearly 300 leading employers visit campus each year to meet our students, and the value of a Warwick education is reflected in the high quality of job roles that employers offer to our graduates. The average salary of Warwick’s 2015 graduates six months after finishing their degree was £25,700, compared to a national average of £21,500, placing us in the top ten among UK universities (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). 93.5% of Warwick’s 2015 graduates were working, undertaking further study, or working and studying. Others choose to develop their early careers through voluntary work, or take time out to travel.

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.

A fresh approach

Collaboration between our departments and employers ensures our curricula are relevant to today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. And our approach to teaching encourages fresh thinking. Our growing range of cross-disciplinary degrees, such as MORSE and Global Sustainable Development, and interdisciplinary modules within some departments, can broaden your perspective and encourage you to approach real-world problems thematically, a skill valued by modern employers.

Work experience

Recruiters for top graduate employers estimate that 32% of entry-level positions will be filled by graduates who had already worked within their organisations (High Fliers Research Ltd, 2016), making Warwick’s strong links with employers even more valuable.

All our undergraduate degrees offer either workplace or industry experience as part of your degree, or the option to apply for a voluntary year out for a work placement (subject to approval from your department). We can also help you source short internships over the vacation or after graduation, and we advertise thousands of student and graduate work experience vacancies on our online database.

More to offer

Employers actively look for graduates who have been members of student clubs and societies. With over 300 student-run clubs and societies, Warwick offers many opportunities to meet a broad mix of people, build your confidence and gain valuable skills and leadership experience.