Uni is top notch when it comes to getting a job

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The University of Buckingham has once again come top of the class.

Just weeks after being rated as one of the safest universities in the country it is now the best place for graduate prospects.

According to new figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the number of students taking first degrees who got jobs in 2012/13 is 97.3 per cent. This is the highest ranking in England among non-specialist universities and ahead of the Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

University of Buckingham pro vice-chancellor David Billington said: “We are delighted to be top again this year.

“This shows that fast-track two-year degrees lead to the best employment prospects in the country.”

Steve Adams, development team manager of Milton Keynes-based IT company Document Logistix, said: “The thing that sets University of Buckingham graduates apart from others is that they have done a degree in two years rather than three, which is very impressive.

“We’ve been very pleased with the quality of students at Buckingham who have come here to work for us.

“They always have a positive attitude to work and are keen to learn to get their careers moving forward.

“We have decided to employ a student from the university full time, as the student stood out from the other candidates.”

Charlotte Sykes, the director of Towcester-based employment agency Sykes and Co, which places students in a large number of jobs, said: “We have really enjoyed working with the students at the University of Buckingham.

“They are always keen and determined to improve their chances of being recruited.

“The students are very responsive to the training we provide and we always look forward to employing them.

“The students’ work ethic is very good, which is why we continue to have close links with the university”.