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Bradford graduates' skilled roles success


Latest figures show that 76 per cent of the University of Bradford’s known UK domiciled graduates secured employment 15 months after graduation.

Of those, 78 per cent secured high-skilled roles, compared with 72 per cent nationally (HESA 2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

The University has a strong track record in developing innovative ways to engage and support our graduates. These include 1:1 coaching, employability workshops, access to a graduate jobs portal, proactive follow-up career coaching and job support, The Bradford Graduate and Internship Programme (12-week paid internships) and Graduate Workforce Bradford, which works in partnership with regional employers to overcome barriers to employment.

Over the last year, the Career and Employability Services have provided information, advice and guidance to 382 graduates, and our SkillsHouse Community Employment Coach continues to engage with recent graduates to provide follow-up support.

Enabling social mobility and supporting graduates to develop successful careers is one of the University’s key priorities. In 2020, the University was named The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion. Currently we are No.1 in England in the Social Mobility Index ranking system for universities (Higher Education Policy Institute). 

The University became one of the first institutions in the country to be awarded a new quality mark from the National Network for Education of Care Leavers in June 2021, recognising its support of students who have been in the care system. Also in 2021, the University was awarded one of the first ever Levelling Up awards by the Rt Hon Justine Greening’s The Purpose Coalition.