The UK Graduate Careers Survey and The Graduate Market

For more than two decades, 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 results have been used by more than 150 of the UK’s best-known employers to review, assess and develop their campus recruitment campaigns. Highlights from the research are regularly reported in the national press, including Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Mail, and Times Higher Education.

This extensive research is used to compile The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards which High Fliers Research hosts and presents annually, celebrating the UK’s most successful and accomplished graduate recruiters. The 2016 awards were announced to an audience of more than 400 graduate recruiters at Kings Place in London in March, our eighteenth annual awards ceremony.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, the annual careers directory and website that showcases Britain's most sought-after graduate employers – is also produced from the results of our student research programme. The 2016-2017 edition was launched in October and more than 60,000 copies of the directory have been distributed to graduate job hunters at universities around the UK. And a special 12-page supplement featuring the new rankings appeared in The Times newspaper.

In addition to its student research, High Fliers Research hosts the annual one-day conference for graduate employers, The National Graduate Recruitment Conference, and regularly analyses the latest graduate vacancies and starting salaries available from the UK's top employers. Its most-recent report on The Graduate Market in 2016 was presented in June and included the welcome news that the number of entry-level vacancies on offer from employers in 2016 increased for the fourth year running, taking graduate recruitment to its highest level for more than a decade.

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.

To find out how your organisation could access our student research programme, please contact Sally Hyman for The UK Graduate Careers Survey or Zoe Gordon for The Law Student Survey.

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