New figures have shown that graduates from the University of Birmingham are some of the highest earners in the country, with an average salary of £46,500 per year. The Alumni Rich List from Emolument.com saw Birmingham University graduates take the tenth spot, beating Nottingham, Bristol, Durham and Warwick for its place in the top ten.
University of Birmingham’s director of employability Eluned Jones comments,
“We are delighted that this survey reinforces the benefits of studying at Birmingham. The University of Birmingham is fourth in the country for graduate prospects according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and third among the Russell Group of universities.
“84.3% of our 2013 graduates were in professional employment or graduate-level further study within six months of graduating. This is a strong basis on which to improve their salary earnings.”
Graduating into such a dynamic city environment certainly helps students from the University of Birmingham to fulfil their earnings potential. Employment opportunities abound, as Eri Cuanalo, Collegiate CEO, comments,
“Birmingham is packed with employers looking to snap up the latest talented graduates and can be an extremely rewarding city for those who choose to stay on there after finishing university.”
In the latest example of Birmingham’s attractions as a business destination, an unnamed employer has appointed professional services firm JLL to hunt for 350,000 sq ft of office space. Speculation has indicated that it may be HSBC, following in the footsteps of Deutsche Bank, which took 200,000 sq ft of office space in Birmingham in 2013.
Whoever the mystery company is, this will be one of the largest single office premises transactions that Birmingham has seen and will be good news for those graduating over the coming years, thanks to the employment boost that it is set to bring to the city. As Eri explains,
“For those of you living in Edge Apartments or Brook Studios, the rosy prospects for University of Birmingham graduates and the city’s ability to charm major employers mean that the future is looking bright. Those of you used to the high standard of accommodation set by Collegiate need not worry – it looks like you will be able to afford equally luxurious premises once you enter the world of work, if you choose to make Birmingham your home after graduating!”