University of London survey of new graduates shows success in getting jobs

Results of the First Destinations survey of International Programmes graduates shows high employment rate for 2012 graduates
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83.2% of those who studied law went on to graduate level occupations
Over 80% said they would recommend the programme to others and most said they were satisfied with their overall experience.

More than 70% of graduates taking final exams in 2012 were working within six months, results from the 2012 ‘First Destinations’ survey have shown.

The survey was conducted by the University of London’s Careers Group between January and April 2013, targeting those who had completed their final assessments in 2012. It was the first such survey that University of London International Programmes has commissioned.  

Of the 1,000 respondents, 66.1% were in full-time work and 7.2% were in part-time work. Only 12.3% considered themselves unemployed, with others travelling and studying.

The employment rate for those who studied law was especially high, with 83.2% of those who studied law going on to graduate level occupations.

Financial services was the most common employment sector overall for undergraduate leavers, mainly due to the large number of respondents who studied accounting, finance, or economics.

The proportion of graduates who go onto further study was high at 34%. The figure includes students going on to professional qualifications, such as the ACCA, CIMA, law schools and Bar exams.

The survey asked graduates for feedback on their experience at the University of London International Programmes. Over 80% said they would recommend the programme to others and most said they were satisfied with their overall experience.

Several graduates also opted to leave a comment at the end of the survey, which were generally very positive. Some examples include:

“Just wanted to say a very special thank you, for making me a more employable person and closer to my dream of becoming a great advocate in the future.”

“I'm proud to be a product of University of London.”

The survey will be repeated in future years to build up a picture of the employment patterns of University of London graduates and help us inform students about the types of jobs that graduates of our degrees are likely to find.