Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of Westminster’s employed UK graduates from full-time first degree courses are now classified as being in professional or managerial level work, an improvement of more than 11 per cent compared to last year.
The University has invested energies and efforts into enhancing graduate level employability and has expanded the provision for placements and outward mobility through teams that have been established and operational in all faculties since 2015 and 2016. Creating a unique partnership, the University has collaborated with National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) to help support and develop student enterprise and entrepreneurship activities.
There has been a strategic focus on an integrated approach to employability that has resulted in closer working relationships between Faculties and Corporate services teams. The University has put in a considerable amount of effort in clarifying provision and support available to students to develop employability.
The new employability webpage has been set up to consolidate information on a number of initiatives and schemes that help Westminster students develop and build on employability skills and support with the preparation for the job market. Additionally, there has been an investment in and development of Engage as a system for facilitating and widening access to employability opportunities, including viewing and applying for vacancies, booking appointments and registering for events among others.
The survey results are used across the sector to evaluate the performance of Higher Education institutions in preparing students for the graduate labour market including in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
To find out more about the DLHE survey, visit the Corporate Planning and Performance DLHE public webpage.