Facts & figures - graduate employability

For over 20 years Aston has consistently featured in the top 10 UK Universities for graduate employability

Aston Graduate Employability

Your employability and your continuing success is of huge importance to us, that's why we've had the reputation for getting graduates into the best roles for almost 50 years. But don't just take our word for it! Here are are some facts and figures that will support your decision to study at Aston.

Aston is ranked 8th out of all UK universities for graduate employability. Sunday Times University Guide 2013 

Graduate Employability

  • 89.2% for Graduate Employability in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. 
  • Aston is consistently placed in the UK's top 10 for Graduate Prospects.
    (HESA and Sunday Times University Guide).  

  • Aston has been ranked as a Top 10 UK university for producing millionaires 
    Research by investment firm Skandia highlights that 2 per cent of the UK’s millionaires went to Aston University, placing Aston University 10thoverall


Placement Years

  • Aston University is in the top 4 in the UK for the number of students that secure a placement year. 
  • Over a third of our placement students are offered graduate jobs by their placement employer. 
  •  Aston University was been recognised as having the ‘Best University Placement Service’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2014


Graduate Employers

  •  To date, Aston’s leading internship provider (Graduate Advantage) has helped over 3600 students launch their graduate career. 
  • Over 200 graduate employers come on to campus each year to meet our students
  • BSEEN (an Aston Enterprise Project) has helped 80 student / graduate businesses get started in 2013/14

Student Satisfaction

  • Ranked in the top 25 Universities for Student Satisfaction.
  • 2014 saw a record breaking NSS score of 89%.
  • The survey places Aston’s overall student satisfaction levels above Birmingham, Warwick, Loughborough and Nottingham Universities, amongst others.


Employability infographic

Employability infographic

The Aston Advantage: Placement Year

The Aston Advantage: Placement Year

Did you know? Aston was one of pioneers for university placement years

Who employs Aston graduates?

Who employs Aston graduates?

Aston Graduates are employed all over the world by high profile companies, such as Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unilever

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