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03 March 2023

King's amongst most targeted universities by employers in new study

The UK’s largest employers rank King's highly in their graduate recruitment plans a new report has found.

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King's has reached its highest ever positioning in a new report, published by High Fliers, showcasing the top universities targeted by some of the UK's largest recruiters of graduates, placing 12th nationally and 2nd in London.

The Graduate Market in 2023 study uses data from The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, which include Accenture, Amazon, Civil Service, Dyson, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and PwC to determine which campuses are regularly visited by employers.

Whilst King's has never been outside the top 20, its new positioning after a challenging few years for the graduate labour market recognises that employers continue to value the educational and extra-curricular offer at King's and the support provided by King's Careers & Employability, faculties and other departments to enhance student success for our graduates.

It's always great to see the hard work of our Employer Relations & Development team recognised through our continued partnership with employers across all sectors. This placing highlights the trusted relationships we have and that employers continue to value a King's education in generating diverse talent within their organisations.

Andrew Wright, Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability)

King’s Careers & Employability seeks to enable and empower students, recent alumni and researchers from all disciplines and walks of life, to gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be able to effectively navigate their lives and careers after university to achieve lifelong success. Alumni can continue to access support for two years after the completion of their programme.

Alongside an extensive range of events, careers education activities and awards, the department also runs the King's Undergraduate Research Fellowship programme, providing students with access to research-driven projects in partnership with King's academics and its recently relaunched Work-based Learning unit provides access to meaningful work experiences with employers through internships, work shadowing, industry placements and other innovative projects.

King's graduates are distinguished not just by their knowledge but by their wisdom, character, service ethic and global mindset.

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Andrew Wright

Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning)