Leeds Trinity University is the highest performing university in Yorkshire and Humberside for employability, with 96.8% of students employed, or in further study, within six months of graduation.
The figures come from the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey and it places Leeds Trinity above all other universities in the region and 17th nationally. The results are 2.5% above the national average and 0.6% above its nearest competitor, Leeds Beckett University.
“We have a whole-University approach to embedding employability within the curriculum at Leeds Trinity, and as the only University in the country to offer and embed compulsory professional work placements into every single undergraduate degree; I am exceptionally proud of our strong performance in employability”, said Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University.
“When we celebrated our 50th Anniversary earlier this year, I commented that our ambition was to become the University in Leeds for outstanding graduate employability. I’m confident that through our extensive partnerships with businesses, ongoing development of courses, to include industry-relevant modules, and our thriving Leeds Trinity Business Network; even more of our graduates will see the benefit of studying here.”
Supporting aspiring entrepreneurs is also a big focus for the University, with advice, office space and workshops offered through the Enterprise Centre on campus. 2016 Business graduate Gareth Craven launched his online art commissioning business, Hire an Artist, whilst studying at Leeds Trinity. He has since received a £50,000 investment from former-Apprentice contestant Raj Dhonata; made it to the final of Britain’s biggest small-business competition The Pitch; and received the ‘Duke of York Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ from Prince Andrew.
Leeds Trinity University has been recognised nationally for its commitment to employability, being shortlisted as a finalist in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2017 and a finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2017 for Employability.
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