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MMU is living up to its reputation as the 'University for world-class professionals', according to the latest graduate employment figures.

Three out of four of employed MMU graduates went into professional and managerial occupations within six months of graduation, the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey found.

The annual snapshot of student careers is taken six months after graduation and the latest statistics, released in January 2009, refer to students who graduated in summer 2007.

The figures paint a favourable picture of employability at MMU which prides itself as a leading university for business, accountancy, management, nursing, healthcare, law, teaching, science and technology, design & architecture and public administration.

Of those in full-time employment in January 2008:

  • 1 in 10 were in 'managerial or senior official' posts
  • Nearly 1 in 4 were in 'professional occupations'
  • And a further 1 in 3 were in 'associate professional and technical occupations'

Approximately 1 in 8 went into 'sales, personal and customer services' and 8% into administrative posts.

In all unemployment was 5.3% - the national average for graduates six months after leaving university.

Postgraduate study

2007 also saw an increase in those going on to take a postgraduate degree or other qualification with 10.8% of 2007 leavers doing so, compared to 9.6% in 2006.

Postgraduate unemployment fell from 2% in 2005 to 1.5% in 2006 and 1.3% in 2007.

For a full round-up of MMU events to get you into graduate jobs, go to MMU's Careers website or chat online with top graduate employers on Prospects Live Chat.

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