Graduate Employability at Newcastle University

Highly rated for employability

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

  • 94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating, above the national average of 93.2 per cent 
  • more than three quarters (82%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a professional or managerial position

Our track record places us in the top 20 of the major university league tables for graduate career prospects, including The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015, The Guardian University Guide 2015 and the Complete University Guide 2016.

We  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**.

* Destination of Leavers of Higher Education Survey 2013/14
** The Graduate Market in 2014 report (High Fliers Research)

Watch our video to find out what employers say Newcastle graduates bring to their business

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. 

QS 2015 Employability‌‌





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:

  • Singer, songwriter Bryan Ferry
  • Journalist and broadcaster, Kate Adie
  • Olympic Gold medalist rower, Ed Coode
  • Actor and comedian, Rowan Atkinson
  • Hearst Magazines Chief Executive Officer, Anna Jones
  • Rugby Union Player, Matthew Tait