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 3 July 2014
    Government figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 97.7% of students graduating from RGU with their first degree in 2012/13 were in employment or undertaking further study.

    More on HESA ranking

  • "Robert Gordon remains one of the top performing modern universities in Britain. Its success is primarily based on outstanding results in two key indicators. The university’s overall student satisfaction rates are consistently well above average for its courses and entry qualifications, while graduate employment regularly features in the top 20 universities on this measure. In fact its score for graduate prospects at 81.8% is the highest in Scotland."

    More on the Times and Sunday Times Guide 2014

  • 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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    A special event to showcase and celebrate the unique dialect of the north-east will be held at RGU next month.  

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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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