Is your university one of the most targeted by employers?

Choosing a university is often a tough decision because, at the end of your three years of debauchery, you’re going to have to get a job. We’re not saying it’s right or fair but what university you attended can determine what employers will be interested in you.

However, according to a new High Fliers graduate report there has been a shift in employment patterns meaning that Oxford and Cambridge graduates are not automatically jumped to the front of the job queue.

It turns out that Manchester, Nottingham and Warwick are the universities most watched by employers looking for fresh young talent. This opens the market up for talented undergraduates who didn’t excel in their A Levels as much as they had hoped.

Have a look at the top 10 most targeted universities in the country according to this new report.

1. Manchester

2. Nottingham

3. Warwick

4. Bristol

5.  Cambridge

6. Oxford

7. UCL

8. Durham

9. Bath

10. Leeds

A statement from the report points out that “It is intriguing to compare this list with The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, the latest league table of institutions compiled from a range of university data.”

“Within these rankings, Cambridge and Oxford are in first and second place but Manchester and Nottingham, the two universities most-targeted by the leading employers, fail to even make the top twenty.”

So keep your head up even if you’re not in the top 10, the tides are constantly changing and employers are always looking for different skills and people.

What now?