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Aston is known for its world-class teaching quality and strong  links with industry, government and commerce. This is how we are able to produce highly employable graduates and placement students for your business.

Aston talent hits the ground running

Aston has a strong reputation for developing highly-skilled, sought-after, employable graduates and postgraduates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being able to help our students acquire the skills they need to foster their initiative and creativity as responsible global citizens.  

Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. Whether you're an international business or a local SME, there are opportunities for you to employ students and graduates from one of the UK’s top universities, either on a student placement, a one off research project or a permanent position.

Aston is ranked in the top 80 in the World and 12th in the UK by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016.

You will struggle to find a university more keenly attuned to the needs of business and industry. The Sunday Times

We also have an outstanding reputation for supporting our graduates to achieve excellent careers.  Currently 78.8% of Aston graduates find a grad-level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide).

Hundreds of organisations target Aston University as part of their student, graduate and postgraduate recruitment. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Aston is a first choice University among well qualified applicants.  Undergraduates enter with A-level qualifications averaging 359 UCAS points

  • There are approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and 1,800 postgraduate (research and taught) students at Aston University

  • Aston is a pro-active University with a widening participation agenda that celebrates the diversity of the UK population in its student body

  • 23% of our students come from over 85 countries around the world

  • Over 70% of our students take up a sandwich placement as part of their studies.

For more information on the various options for recruiting Aston’s talent both in the UK and overseas, contact the Employer Engagement Team on 0121 204 5299 or at

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