A national survey into the chances of finding graduate-level employment after leaving university has placed St George’s, University of London, second in the UK.

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The figures from the Complete University Guide show the proportion of graduates who are in in professional posts or postgraduates study six months after leaving university.

Nationally the figure has increased by 2% between 2012 and 2013. Just 12 universities had professional employment rates in excess of 80%, while six fell below 50%.

Figures for St George’s were 89.4 % up from 87.3% in the year before.

The University is proud of its high employability record and its success in training doctors, therapists and healthcare specialists including researchers.

Dheemal Patel, President of St George’s Students’ Union, said: “The result of this survey proves the great calibre of students and standards of teaching we have here at George's.”

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of guide, said: "These figures offer strong evidence that predictions of an improvement in graduate employment, and particularly in graduate-type jobs, are proving accurate.

"There is a significant overall improvement with two-thirds of graduates now showing a positive outcome six months after graduation.

“The most successful universities have invested heavily in ways to smooth their graduates’ progress from university to work."

The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions survey reveals that 25 universities improved these positive graduate destinations by more than 5%, while only four saw a fall by 5% or more.

See the full table here