Graduate Employability at Newcastle University

Top 5 in the UK for employability

We consistently have one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. The latest available data* shows:

  • we are 5th in the UK for graduate employability (among comparator universities)
  • 95.2% of our 2012 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating 
  • more than three quarters (76.4%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a professional or managerial position
  • around 44% of our graduates who go into employment do so in the North East region

This track record places us in the top 15 of the major university league tables for graduate career prospects, including The Times Good University Guide, The Sunday Times University Guide, and The Guardian University Guide.

We also have well-established links with some of the biggest graduate recruiters and are one of the top 20 universities targeted by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

* 2011/12 DLHE destination data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency

QS Stars

Newcastle has achieved five QS Stars for Employability from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. Find out more about this quality ranking. 

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Join our famous alumni 

After graduation you'll become part of our global alumni community, with access to a package of benefits and services, designed to help you make the most of life after University. Some of our famous former students include:

  • Controller of BBC Drama, John Yorke
  • Commercial Director of London 2012, Chris Townsend
  • Barrister and author, Constance Briscoe
  • Journalist and broadcaster, Kate Adie
  • World champion rower, Ed Coode
  • Comedian, Rowan Atkinson
  • Chairman of Walt Disney International, Andy Bird