The University of Southampton is one of the world's top 150 institutions for employability and is ranked in the UK's Top 20 best institutions for employability, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017.
Ranked among the top 20 UK universities targeted by top 100 graduate recruiters (Graduate Market, 2016), the University offers over 400 internships annually.
The University of Southampton's award-winning careers and employability team helps students access a variety of services including placement, volunteering and work experience support, and mentoring and internship programmes.
The career department has also won several accolades including:
- National Undergraduate Employability's Most Improved commitment to Employability 2017
- Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Award for Partnership with Professional Services winner 2016
- AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement Winner 2016
The University's recent online career support platform, MyCareer, offers extensive and varied work experience programmes, jobs board, employer events, careers fairs and skills workshops to its students. All of these are well-equipped to help students explore and reach their career goals.
The employment rate of the University's graduates, including both employment and further study, is 95.5% in the latest UK Performance Indicators 2016/17 for Employment of leavers. According to the Guardian University Guide 2019, the graduate level destinations of the University's graduates is 80.2%.
The University also helps in the development of its doctoral candidates. The University of Southampton Doctoral College is a focal point for the training and development of doctoral researchers across the University, and aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for students' research and to equip them with the skills they will need to join the next generation of research leaders.