When looking for graduates to hire, recruiters are most likely to look for graduates from Nottingham or Manchester University, new research has revealed.
According to independent.co.uk, the study from High Fliers may be surprising, as Nottingham and Manchester are only ranked 24th and 25th respectively in the Times’ Good University Guide. In addition, although Cambridge and Oxford are ranked the highest in the guide, they only came third and fourth in terms of favorability with employers.
The research also showed that over a quarter of employers have raised their graduate recruitment budgets for this academic year – the highest proportion seen in three years, reports theguardian.com.
Dr Paul Greatrix, the registrar at Nottingham University, was extremely pleased at the news.
“This is terrific news for our students and alumni – it confirms that the University of Nottingham is delivering the global graduates that employers are looking for,” he said. “It reflects continuing investment in the student experience at Nottingham, and the focus we have on providing the best possible support for students as they prepare for a challenging job market.”
Tammy Goldfield, from Manchester University’s career service, commented that during the last academic year, advertised job vacancies improved by seven per cent and the university’s recruitment fairs were fully booked by employers.