RAU graduate employability hits 98%



The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is thrilled to announce high employability figures across the board. Recent surveys of 2014 graduates have shown that 98.2% of undergraduates are in employment or further study within six months of leaving the University.

The statistics reveal that 98.2% of RAU students who graduated in 2014 are now either in work or full-time study. In fact, only 1.8% were still seeking work. Information from the 2014 full-time UK undergraduates also revealed that the majority (73%) had secured more senior positions – classed as ‘professional or managerial roles’.

RAU graduate Jess Sloss, said: “The intimacy the RAU offered was amazing. I knew all of my lecturers and the standards of teaching and support were excellent. Thanks to the stature of the University and the qualification I earned, I was able to find a fantastic job working as Industry Communications Manager at Red Tractor after graduating.”

Postgraduate employability rates at the RAU also remain encouragingly high. The most recent statistics reveal 92.9% are in employment or further study within six months after graduating.

RAU Vice-Principal, Professor Paul Davies said: “We are very encouraged by this latest survey. The Royal Agricultural University (and RAC previously) is known, nationally and internationally, for good student employability – and this reputation justly continues.  The applied nature of our courses, their relevance to the world of work, and the University’s continuing close links and connectivity to employers remain the key. Student employment has been high for very many years at the RAU – but the figures this year are particularly pleasing.  Employers clearly find RAU graduates attractive and long may this jobs record for Cirencester continue.”

The RAU continues to be at the forefront of research and education relating to agriculture, food, agri-business, equine, and property and land management, and has seen applications and enrolments rise year on year. The RAU currently has more than 1,200 students, from over 48 different countries, studying on one of its 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

As reported by the Complete University Guide 2016, the RAU has ranked in the top 10 in the UK for degree completion, academic spend and facilities spend – recognising its high investment and expenditure per student on staff and student facilities.

For more information please contact Shelly.Hampshire@rau.ac.uk on 01285 652531.


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