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74% of Wales university graduates say going to university got them the job they wanted

01 September 2023

New data revealed by Universities UK (UUK) has shown that 74% of Welsh graduates credit going to university with helping them to find the job they wanted.

The research also found that over half (56%) said that going to university has improved their job security, while 75% said the support they received at university helped them gain employment. UUK surveyed 3,500 UK graduates and 3,500 UK business leaders, with the research outlining the broader impacts of going to university on gaining employment in Wales.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Chair of Universities Wales, said: “Universities play a crucial role in our society, powering the economy and training the workforce of the future.

““From job security and earnings, to career ambitions and social mobility, the benefits revealed by this research are numerous. Not only are our universities preparing graduates for the world of work, they are also teaching them crucial, transferable life skills that will serve them throughout their career."

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