Market boost for graduates

THE employment outcomes for graduates with first degrees in building and engineering were better year-on-year than graduates from all subjects – according to new research by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU).

HECSU’s annual publication reveals the destinations of graduates six months after leaving university. It includes the employment outcomes of the 14,245 building and engineering graduates.
Employment prospects for graduates going into some of the more severely recession-hit sectors have improved dramatically in the last 12 months.
Architecture and building employment increased from 80.3% to 83.6%.
Civil engineering employment jumped from 76% to 78.8%.
Charlie Ball, deputy director of research at HECSU said, “The last 18 months are a fascinating example of how quickly the market can change, with graduates from construction-related subjects enjoying one of the most dramatic improvements in their employment outcomes.”