For more than 25 years, High Fliers Research has been at the forefront of graduate recruitment research at the UK's leading universities and has worked with over 150 major national & international employers to review, assess and develop their campus-led recruitment strategies.


The UK Graduate Careers Survey and The Graduate MarketThe UK Graduate Careers Survey is the largest and most authoritative annual survey of final year students at the UK's thirty leading universities. Based on interviews with up to 15,000 finalists and on-campus research groups with student jobs hunters, the research programme is conducted by High Fliers Research on behalf of more than sixty top graduate employers, in association with The Times newspaper.

The survey gives participating employers an exclusive insight into the career expectations and aspirations of final year students - just weeks before they leave university - and identifies the recruitment promotions, events and resources that students use during their search for a graduate job.

Research from the survey includes in-depth analysis of diversity & inclusion, reports on graduate recruitment at individual universities, and how to attract and recruit STEM graduates.

The research programme also assesses the impact of individual employers’ graduate recruitment marketing campaigns and each organisation taking part in the programme has the opportunity to commission its own questions within the survey.

To see how your organisation could access the very latest student research, please contact
Sally Hyman for The UK Graduate Careers Survey and Zoe Gordon for The Law Student Survey.


The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers This extensive student research is used to compile The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, the annual guide to the UK’s most prestigious graduate employers that High Fliers Research has produced since 1999.

With the graduate job market recovering well from the pandemic, the employers featured on the Top 100 website in 2021-2022 and the digital & print editions of the Top 100 directory have over 25,000 graduate vacancies available in 2022.

To find out how your organisation could feature in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, please contact Gill Thomas.


In addition to its student research, High Fliers Research regularly researches the number of graduate vacancies and starting salaries available at the organisations featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, as well as assessing the latest recruitment marketing and assessment & selection processes used by the UK's leading graduate recruiters.

Its report on The Graduate Market in 2022, published in February, confirmed that graduate vacancies at the country’s top employers are up by almost 16% in 2022, taking this year’s graduate recruitment above its pre-pandemic peak. But three-fifths of employers warned they had received fewer graduate applications in the early part of the 2021-2022 recruitment season.

The UK Graduate Careers Survey and The Graduate MarketResearch from The UK Graduate Careers Survey is also used to compile The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards that High Fliers Research hosts and presents annually, celebrating the UK's most successful and accomplished graduate recruiters. The winners of the 2022 awards were announced during a special live broadcast to graduate recruiters on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

For more information about The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards and the other events that High Fliers Research hosts during the year for graduate employers, please contact Carla Smith.


  • The Graduate Market in 2022
    The Times Graduate
    Recruitment Awards 2022
    Annual award-winners announced
  • The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021
    The Graduates of 2022
    Special documentary following students'
    graduate job search during the pandemic


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Our telephone number is 020 7428 9000 and a location map is available here.

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