What are the best universities for career prospects?

21 Oct 2016 - Francis Pearson

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a university is how it can improve your career opportunities. At Kaplan Pathways, we work with leading institutions in the UK that not only offer a first-class education – they are also among the very best universities in the UK for graduate employment. So what are the best universities for career prospects?

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 has ranked 5 of our partner universities in the top 20 nationally in the category of ‘Graduate prospects’. These institutions are:

The University of Birmingham

One of the most career-focused members of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, the University of Birmingham was named 2016’s University of the Year for graduate employment by the Times and Sunday Times.

We offer several routes to University of Birmingham undergraduate degrees, including the Foundation Certificate at Kaplan International College London.

City, University of London

Ranked in the top 25 universities in Europe for starting salaries (City AM, 2016), City, University of London is home to the number 1 ranked business school in London, and 9th in the country overall (Guardian University Guide 2017). City also enjoys links with over 5,000 employers.

We offer a number of pathways to City, University of London degrees, including preparation courses at Kaplan International College London.

The University of Nottingham

The current ‘University of the Year for graduate employment’ (Times and Sunday Times 2017), The University of Nottingham boasts a fantastic Careers and Employability Service, which includes exclusive postings for graduate jobs. Nottingham is the 2nd most targeted UK university by top employers (High Fliers Research 2016).

A degree preparation course at The University of Nottingham International College is the perfect pathway to a degree at The University of Nottingham.

Aston University

Based in Birmingham, Aston University boasts an elite Business School – one of the 1% worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Aston also ranks 2nd in the UK for teaching effectiveness (Guardian University Guide 2017), making the University an excellent place to gain skills that employers value highly.

Kaplan International Pathways recently announced a new partnership with Aston University.

The University of Glasgow

One of the most prestigious and respected institutions in the UK, the University of Glasgow has strong connections with over 4,500 companies, and its internship hub offers students work placements at over 170 businesses around the world.

Study a degree preparation course at Glasgow International College to progress to the University of Glasgow.

An international education can be one of the most rewarding investments you make in life. It can help you acquire skills that will make you a huge asset to potential employers, and give you incredible experiences. Discover more about studying with Kaplan, and find the path to the right university for you.

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