The UK Graduate Careers Survey and The Graduate Market

For the last twenty years, High Fliers Research has been at the forefront of graduate recruitment research at the UK’s leading universities.

Our innovative annual study of more than 18,000 final year students, The UK Graduate Careers Survey, remains the only research to be based entirely on face-to-face interviews with finalists and on-campus research groups with student job hunters. Each survey provides a unique insight into the career expectations and aspirations of final year students – just weeks before they leave university – and provides a definitive record of their search for a graduate job.

Since its launch in 1995, the survey has now been used by 140 leading employers to review, assess and develop their campus recruitment campaigns. This extensive research is also used to compile The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – the careers directory that showcases Britain’s most sought-after organisations – and The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards which High Fliers Research hosts and presents annually. The 2014 awards and employer rankings were announced to audience of more than 400 graduate recruiters from across the UK at Kings Place in London in April 2014, its seventeenth annual awards ceremony. Details of the winners are available here.

In addition to its student research, High Fliers Research produces regular analysis of the latest graduate vacancies and starting salaries available from the UK's top employers. Its end-of-year review of The Graduate Market in 2014 was published on Monday 7th July and featured the welcome news that graduate vacancies are have risen by 11.6% in 2014, taking graduate recruitment to its highest level for seven years and matching the pre-recession peak in vacancies recorded in 2007.

The research was presented to an audience of over 200 graduate employers at the British Library in London and headlines from the review were reported on Today on BBC Radio 4, Good Morning Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC News, ITV News and in The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Herald, Yorkshire Post and Management Today.

Our new website goes live shortly, but in the meantime please contact Sally Hyman for subscription details for The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015 or Zoe Gordon for The Law Student Survey 2015.

The High Fliers Research Centre is at King's Gate, 1 Bravingtons Walk, London, N1 9AE.
Our telephone number is 020 7428 9000 and a location map is available here.

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