Destination Manchester for top graduate jobs
You may be at the beginning of your university life, without a clue as to what you’ll be doing in a few years’ time when you go out into the big wide world to earn a crust. Well, here’s some good news, whatever stage your education is at. For the second year running, Manchester has been awarded the prestigious accolade of being the number one city targeted by employers for graduate recruitment.
According to ‘The Graduate Market in 2019’ report by High Fliers Research, Manchester has again been acclaimed as the city with the most opportunities for graduate vacancies and starting salaries, placing it firmly at the top of over 140 other UK-based universities offering degree courses. It’s thought that Manchester’s success is due to the fact that when the top one hundred employers are looking around, because of their limited resources, they cannot possibly target all universities, so they only choose a select few for consideration. And Manchester is obviously the top choice.
Tammy Goldfield, Head of the Careers Service at The University of Manchester, said, “We’re delighted to be the top destination for graduate employers for a second year running. It’s testament to how closely we work with employers and students to ensure that careers fairs and workshops are busy and offer high quality jobs, internships and talks, so it is really good news that we’ve topped the list in this report.”
She added, “The Careers Service isn’t just about job fairs. We offer training, networking and volunteering opportunities that, combined with teaching, helps our students realise their potential and become attractive to employers. The results show that Manchester really is a great place to study if you want to make a success of your career.”
At Manchester Student Houses, we’re not aware of any research that favours certain types of student accommodation above others in the area. But if you are considering Fallowfield, Didsbury or Rusholme as your base for a few years, you could do worse that opt for one of our student homes. It could be that you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the city’s most sought-after potential employees. So, choose your house-mates carefully. They could inspire you to become a fellow-high flyer in this leading city where, according to the Marketing Manchester website, ‘graphene was isolated, Rutherford split the atom, Rolls met Royce and Alan Turing aligned computer technology with the human brain.’
It’ll soon be time to put your brain to good use. Make sure you choose Manchester to start your studies – and help to keep this great city in its rightful place as capital of the Northern Powerhouse.