July 5, 2013 11.36 am This story is over 124 months old

Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste graduates UK’s ‘most employable’

Good prospects: Students studying at BGU are very likely to get straight into a job or continue study, a survey found.

Graduates from Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln are considered some of the most employable in the UK, according to a survey.

The university has been placed second in the country and sixth among HE institution overall for its proportion of graduates are employed or continuing to study six months after graduating.

According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), in 2011/12 97% of BGU graduates found a job or were continuing their studies.

Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “This is excellent news for BGU’s graduates and demonstrates that the education we provide here equips students for the marketplace.”

“Most of our courses incorporate a professional work placement and we are confident that our graduates possess the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.”

University’s at the top of the list were the Royal Academy of Music (100%), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (98.9%) and the School of Pharmacy (98.2%).

BGU has been successful topping education tables in the past year, getting first in the Which? University Guide 2012 for graduate prospects and having the highest average graduate salary in the East Midlands.

Additionally, the Guardian University Guide 2013 ranked its Education Studies degree course as number one in England for job prospects.