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Why employers love University of Bristol graduates

07 Nov 2019 - Barni Homden

A recent report found that University of Bristol graduates are among the most targeted by top employers in the UK. In fact, the University ranked 2nd in the country, meaning that Bristol students have fantastic job prospects.

The High Fliers Research Graduate Market in 2019 report shows which universities are most targeted by Britain's 100 biggest employers, including organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Goldman Sachs and the NHS.

This amazing result for the University of Bristol places it above institutions such as Cambridge, Oxford and Durham, and helps to cement Bristol's reputation as one of the UK's premier academic powerhouses.

So what makes University of Bristol graduates so popular with employers?

Links with business and industry

One reason for Bristol's performance in the report could be the University's strong links with businesses, both in terms of careers services and for collaboration in research and development. Having a positive existing relationship with a diverse range of companies, from small start-ups to prestigious big brands, can be hugely beneficial to students.

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A dedicated Careers Service

The Careers Service at Bristol builds on the University's business connections to deliver great outcomes for students. No matter what plans or ambitions you have for when you graduate, whether starting your own business, becoming a teacher or joining a top media company, the University of Bristol Careers Service is perfectly placed to help.

Bristol attracts ambitious students

It might seem obvious, but Bristol's reputation as a leading Russell Group university helps it attract some of the best and brightest students from around the world. Employers know this, and so it's only natural that they take a keen interest in University of Bristol graduates.

Work experience and internships

The University of Bristol provides expert guidance for students, including international students, on finding work experience placements and internships. This help can prove incredibly valuable, and the experience you will gain at a company in this way could really help to launch your career.

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Interested in studying at the University of Bristol?

Clearly, studying at the University of Bristol is a superb way to give yourself an almost unrivalled chance of success after you graduate. A University of Bristol degree will prove to employers that you'll be a fantastic addition to their business. And, with the law changing in 2020 to allow international students to stay in the UK to work for 2 years after graduation, the University's strong connections with employers can be enormously helpful.

You can prepare for a degree at the University of Bristol via its on-campus International Foundation Programme, or with a pathway course at Kaplan International College London. Just follow the links below to find out more.

 
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