Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that students who graduate from St George’s, University of London are more likely to achieve full-time employment than graduates from any other university in the capital with a medical school.

University leavers across the country face a tough jobs market this summer, with up to 85 applicants per job and a forecast reduction in graduate vacancies overall (according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters Annual Summer Survey 2013).

But data published in the HESA Employability Performance Indicators 2011/12, shows that of those graduating from St George’s, 94.4 per cent achieve employment or further study, the highest of any London higher education institution providing courses in medicine and healthcare sciences.

Professor Peter Kopelman, St George’s principal, said: “Our prevailing purpose is to produce highly skilled, accomplished healthcare professionals and it is a credit to the tremendous quality of education at St George’s that our graduates achieve such remarkable success despite the challenges in the current job market.

“Some of the most important figures in medical history have graduated from St George’s and over the last 280 years this institution has produced thousands of gifted graduates who have gone on to have long and rewarding careers in the health service.

“St George’s has an enviable record for producing talented doctors, therapists and healthcare scientists and has ranked among the best performing medical schools in the country for supporting graduates into full time employment for several years.”