Manchester has the highest performing research and teaching institutions outside the golden triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London. Hosting one of Europe’s largest student populations, its no wonder Manchester has one of the highest retention rates in Europe with a third of the 28,000 students graduating each year choosing to remain in the conurbation after graduation*.
Fast carving out unique hubs for industries such as the creative, digital and media, financial and professional services, science and technology industries, Manchester’s prospects have never looked so good. Graduates and postgraduates from all corners of the globe are attracted to work and study here, ensuring the workforce remains competent.
Manchester is an international centre for knowledge intensive activity, due mainly because of the proximity, concentration and quality of higher education institutions in the city region and their collaborative nature with industries.
Amid a growing array of blue chip employers based in the city region offering top of the class graduate schemes, the retention of graduates is a key indicator of how the area is a great place to work and play.
Each of the five universities have their own careers service providing excellent quality recruitment solutions to businesses in the area and beyond, ensuring the link between prospective graduates and industry is upheld. Organisations are able to recruit graduates for full-time permanent positions and through the innovative Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP) which helps businesses with short-term opportunities.
Students are also available for businesses with part-time opportunities, vacation work and placements to fill. The University of Manchester’s career service is renowned nationally and has been voted the best in the UK for the past 5 years by employers.
For more information about graduate recruitment and retention, please contact MIDAS.