Employment Success

Our approach to preparing graduates for employment sees Robert Gordon University consistently placed among the top universities in all league tables.

We work closely with employers - to offer courses that make our graduates particularly desirable to local, national and international companies and organisations.

82% of our graduates secure graduate level jobs, with average starting salaries at an impressive £20,963.

Many of our courses include a placement and you'll start making valuable contacts from the moment you take up your first placement. The workplace experience you accumulate will often then lead directly to higher paid posts on graduation.

Whatever you wish to do and wherever you'd like to do it, you can always rely on the informed, friendly support from our specialist Careers Consultants in the Careers & Employability Centre to steer you towards suitable employment.

Our reputation for graduate employment

  • We are the top university for graduate jobs in the UK 4 July 2013
    Government figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 97.7% of students graduating from RGU with their first degree in 2011/12 were in employment or undertaking further study.

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  • "With a prospectus cover that proclaims "your career starts here", Robert Gordon University does what it says on the tin. [...] For many years now it has turned out job-ready graduates who are snapped up by employers." The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 


  • "A degree from Robert Gordon is as near to a guarantee of a job as you can get. Few graduates were unemployed six months after leaving last year - just 3.8% - the lowest rate of any state-funded university in the country. It's the same every year at Robert Gordon, which has the best graduate jobs record of any university." The Sunday Times University Guide 2012

    More on the Sunday Times Guide

  • Robert Gordon University is in the top 10 universities in the UK for graduate employment and is top of all the Scottish universities.

    More on the Complete University Guide

“My course has been crucial to my career success.”

Andy Watt Computer Science BSc (Hons)

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  1. 28, July, 2014 Nursing exchange gives students international perspective

    Robert Gordon University (RGU) welcomes American students as part of a new nursing exchange programme.  

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  1. 05, July, 2013 RGU graduates come top with employers

    Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    RGU has strengthened its record for graduate employment by becoming the top university for graduate jobs in the UK.  

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