About the University

Graduate Employability

Our aim as part of the Loughborough experience is to equip our students for every aspect of their life and career. Employers are impressed by the energy, enthusiasm and competitiveness Loughborough graduates demonstrate.

With placement options available on every undergraduate course we pride ourselves on supporting our students to gain the vital experience and develop the skills employers seek.

For this reason, we are ranked top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects in the Guardian and Complete University Guides 2018.

Employability highlights 

5* rating for teaching in the QS Stars University Ratings 2017.

Six months after graduation, 95% of Loughborough University undergraduates were in employment or further study.

In 2016, Loughborough undergraduates had an average starting salary of £25,500

Home to the UK’s largest annual graduate careers fair, with more than 200 exhibitors

92% of students undertaking a placement year achieved a 1st or 2:1 (HESA 2015/16 – UK and Channel Isles, FT first degree students)

All of our undergraduate courses offer placements and/or overseas study options.

Over 1,500 students went on year-long placements with more than 600 companies.
2015/16 academic year.

1st in the UK for employer-student connections - QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017

1st in the UK for employer-student connections

Over 6,000 placement, internship and graduate vacancies are advertised to students via the Careers team every year.

Red graphic with text which reads 6,000 Career Advancement Opportunities

Find out more about our employable students and the opportunities they’ve taken advantage of to boost their prospects on the Careers Network website