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University shortlisted for its employability strategy

(13 February 2018)

The University of Manchester has been shortlisted for the Best University Employability Strategy award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

A total of ten universities were shortlisted including the Universities of York and Leicester, and last year’s winner, Newcastle University.

This employability strategy award is independently judged by graduate employers and celebrates the achievements being made by higher education institutions to ensure that their undergraduates are best equipped to achieve their potential when searching and applying for graduate roles and transitioning to employment.

Paul Gratrick, Careers Manager for the Faculty of Humanities, said: “To be shortlisted is a great achievement for the University, and excellent recognition that our strategy is working. In recent years we’ve seen the employability of our graduates increase, as evidenced by the national DLHE survey, and so we know that we have the right strategy and are moving in the right direction.

What I’m really pleased about is that our award submission talked a lot about our social mobility work. To be recognised for this is a really positive step and will help maintain our standing as a leading UK university in this area.”

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