Construction graduates get the top jobs

Building,
architecture and civil engineering graduates are much more likely to find
employment shortly after finishing university than those graduating from IT and
business related disciplines, according to new research

The
data, published in The Times Good University Guide – which lists by subject the
percentage of graduates entering graduate employment and those embarking on
further study – indicates that medicine is the only area of study providing
better employment prospects than the construction-related subjects.

Building
comes top of the construction class, with 82 per cent of graduates finding
‘graduate employment’ – that is, they have a job within six months of
graduating that requires a degree, based on the average level of qualifications
held by employees in that occupation.

A
slightly lower 79 per cent of civil engineering graduates enter graduate
employment, while the figure for architecture students is 65 per cent.

Graduates
in IT and business struggle, with 56 per cent from computer science and 62 per
cent of business management students finding appropriate employment, with
further study being undertaken by less than 10 per cent in both cases.

Graduates
of language courses fare even worse, with only 46 per cent of German graduates
and 39 per cent of French graduates finding a degree-related job within six
months.

By Mike Berry

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