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Region reaps rewards of University of Hull graduate talent pool


As more than 18,000 people prepare to visit the city this week for the University of Hull graduation, a poll has found that more than 1,000 of the students have already secured jobs.

Over four days, 3,600 students will celebrate graduation at a series of prestigious ceremonies at the Bonus Arena in Hull. 

And, a poll taken as part of the registration process, reveals 93% of the 1,003 students who have already secured employment are going into graduate level jobs.

The survey was completed by 3,000 students and demonstrates how businesses across the region and beyond are already benefitting from a rich pool of talent from the University of Hull.

Other key findings show that 918 are planning on going into further studies, 419 are currently applying for work and, a total 331 have their sights set on the rest of the world and are planning a year of travelling.

A total of 13 have become fledgling entrepreneurs and have started their own businesses.


“Today is a celebration of the talent we are able to supply to this region’s businesses and industries across the UK and the world."

John Harrison, Head of Careers, University of Hull


The figures show 50 per cent of graduates are staying in the region and include nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, prison and police officers, paralegals, trainee accountants, chemists, engineers and software developers.

Of those going further afield, one is going to be a PR officer in Hong Kong, another student is joining Plymouth Aquarium and a number will be walking the corridors of power with roles in Westminster.

Head of Careers at the University of Hull, John Harrison, says: “We’re delighted that so many of our graduates are already going on to do great things. We work hard to make sure students get access toexpert advice and guidance, incredible opportunities, inspirational events and, more importantly, are able to make connections with industry and gain invaluable experiences.

“Today is a celebration of the talent we are able to supply to this region’s businesses and industries across the UK and the world.

“Irrelevant of their employment status, we remain a lifelong careers service for every student of the University of Hull and we look forward to working with them over the years as they carve out a successful career.”


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