Leicester Geography Graduates have a better than average chance of securing a job

Posted by fh56 at Aug 23, 2011 08:44 AM |
The latest survey of graduate employment destinations, conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), shows that Leicester Geography graduates have a better than average chance of securing full-time paid employment.

The data collected from full time, first degree graduates in the year 2005-6 show that:

54% of our graduates secured full-time employment compared to a national subject average of 51% and an Institutional (University of Leicester) average of 50%.

22% pursued further study, compared to a national subject average of 21%.

55% of these jobs are classified as being in graduate occupations. This has improved from 44% just three years ago.
Professor Mike Bradshaw, Head of Department, said, 'The survey results show not only that Leicester Geographers can get jobs, but that they can secure graduate positions that are well paid and often quite specialist. The survey showed that Geographers were working in such areas as Air Traffic Control, Engineering, Human Resources and Teaching. I am obviously delighted that Leicester graduates have very good opportunities to find the job they want or to pursue further education. In the Department, we have a dedicated careers officer who is available to provide help, support and advice to all of our students.'

The 2005-6 survey follows excellent results in the 2004-5 survey.

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