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Warwick ranked Number one for employer engagement and targeting

In the week we launch our University Awards, we can be proud that the work of teams such as Student Careers and Skills, the Students’ Union, Warwick Conferences, WMG, Warwick Business School and others, have helped the University produce students who are the most sought after by the UK’s top graduate employers.

In their 2017 assessment of graduate vacancies and starting salaries – and according to the Times Top 100 employers – the Graduate Market places Warwick top of UK Universities in terms of employer engagement and targeting.

This success means Warwick attracted the largest number of those top graduate recruiters for campus fairs, recruitment presentations or other promotions that teams played a part in arranging, during 2016-2017.

Commenting on the news Stephen Ward, Head of External Relations: Careers and Skills, said:

Warwick’s position as the most targeted university in The Graduate Market in 2017, is testament to the hard work devoted by our teams to listening to and working with employers. Whilst the report focuses on the Times Top 100 UK organisations, who are a core group for us and of interest to many Warwick students, we in Student Careers & Skills work with almost 3000 organisations on an ongoing basis, from locally based small businesses to international employers, and across sectors as diverse as charities, engineering, education, politics, creative, consultancy, and arts. In every case we apply the same care in supporting them to engage productively with Warwick students across all disciplines.

It’s also important to recognise that employer engagement happens not just in Student Careers & Skills, but in the Students' Union, Warwick’s Conferences team, the Business School, WMG, and other academic departments. Close internal partnerships are a vital part of the picture; each team plays a key role in supporting employers to get the results they need from engaging with the University and its exceptional students.”

These encouraging results may also have a positive impact on future student recruitment.

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