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Cardiff Met delighted with positive employment figures



​Cardiff Metropolitan University is celebrating being placed 19th highest in the UK for graduates going straight into employment or further study.​

In the latest Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, Cardiff Met has achieved a 95% 'employability' rate. The figures mean that Cardiff Met has achieved its targets five years ahead of scheduled timelines set out in the University's Fee Plan.

In the survey, the UK's average figure is 90.8% with Welsh Universities recording an average of 91.6% and English Universities 90.5%.

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Career Development Services team has been working with academic staff to embed employability in the curriculum over a number of years. This includes a framework of top quality teaching materials and online resources supported by extra-curricular activities, employer contributions and professional career guidance.

This year's graduates are the first cohort to have gone through the full three year programme in this way, including all Cardiff School of Sport degree students, whose employment rate improved by 5% during the period.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) study, which asks graduates what they are doing six months after graduation, also recorded a 2.29% improvement in employment for Cardiff Met graduates with 55% of Cardiff Met graduates in work in professional or managerial occupations.

Alyson Twyman, Career Development Services Manager at Cardiff Metropolitan University, said: "We are delighted with this year's employment outcomes. We have had a long-term strategy of working with the University's Schools to embed employability and careers education in high quality personal and professional development modules.

"Achieving this great result has been a partnership across the University, with everyone playing their part. Our aim isn't just to get our graduates into work or study but to improve the quality and suitability of the jobs they enter by raising student aspirations and furthering our links with industry and the professions.

"Despite these fantastic results, there is no room for complacency because the jobs market is so competitive. We will continue to prioritise our students and their career aspirations."

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