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Latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show another rise in the percentage of Swansea graduates in jobs after they leave, with the rate now at almost 95%.
Each year HESA assesses what graduates are doing 6 months following graduation. In the latest figures, the percentage of Swansea University full-time first degree leavers (i.e. those who were undergraduates who graduated in 2013/14) who are in employment or further study rose from 93.6% to 94.8%.
These figures show the continued upward trajectory in graduate employability for Swansea University students. Swansea is a Top 20 UK University for graduate employment.
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, commented:
"These latest figures confirm that Swansea University is going from strength to strength in creating opportunities for our students, and are a testament to the dedication of our talented staff.
Significant investment in the University’s Employability Academy over the past 4 years has ensured that our degree schemes and student experiences, such as meaningful work placements and student-led networking events, are delivering what employers are looking for."
Picture: individual advice on careers topics by the Careers and Employability team is one of the services offered to students.
The University offers a range of support to students to enhance their skills and give them the best possible chance in the jobs market:
The Swansea Employability Academy is staffed with dedicated professionals who support Swansea University students to boost their skills and experience, explore career ideas and stand out from the crowd. Students can book an appointment with a qualified Careers Advisor and get information on the talks and events they organise.
The Work Placements Team run the Swansea Paid Internship Network, the Week of Work (‘work tasters’) and the Santander Internships programme. They can help students find all kinds of paid and unpaid work experience and boost their employability to ensure they make the most of each opportunity.
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers free support to help students develop your own business. They can receive help with business planning, company registration, intellectual property advice, grant applications, and much more.
Our Award programmes can help students develop skills and gain valuable experience while they study.
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