Success for Edinburgh graduates

Edinburgh students have excellent employment prospects, a new survey confirms.

The latest graduate employment figures show that almost 95 per cent of 2012/13 students leaving Edinburgh were in employment or further education six months after completing their studies.

Graduate jobs

The figures, published today (3 July) by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), also reveal that 83 per cent of those in employment were in graduate level jobs.

The University has the third highest employment figures in the prestigious Russell Group of Britain’s leading research intensive universities, behind Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge.

Edinburgh’s graduate employment figures were above both the Scottish and UK averages for higher education institutions.

Important contribution

Around half of Edinburgh graduates in employment were working in Scotland 6 months after leaving, demonstrating the important contribution being made by the University to the Scottish economy.

Edinburgh graduates were working in at least 110 countries, reflecting the University’s strong international reputation.

I’m delighted that so many of our graduates have made a successful transition from university so quickly and even more so that they have moved into high quality employment. This reflects the quality of graduates that the University of Edinburgh produces and the work we do in engaging with local, national and international employers.

Shelagh GreenDirector of the University of Edinburgh Careers Service