Why Liverpool?

Ten reasons to recruit from the University of Liverpool


We are careers experts. We are active members of the Association of Graduate Careers advisory Services (AGCAS), the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), ASET and Placenet. We regularly take up opportunities to contribute and develop professional expertise through involvement in various boards and task groups, attending conferences, delivering training and contributing articles.


So far in 2016 we have been shortlisted for three national awards including the Educate North Award for Employer Engagement and NUE Awards for Best University Placement Team and Most Improved Commitment to Employability.


In February 2016 we launched the University of Liverpool Graduate Recruitment Briefing series – with the intention of leading the recruitment conversation in the region.


Corporates want to work with us - we are in the High Fliers 2016 list of the top 25 universities targeted by the largest number of leading graduate employers.


So do SMEs – We understand the SME recruitment market, we have run our Graduate to Merseyside service for the last ten years. So far we have created 675 full time jobs for graduates within the region and worked with just over 1000 SMEs.


We are relatively new to placements but have developed a very strong offer. This year our Placement Team have delivered a placement preparation module to 500 students from the University’s Management School. 1230 students are registered with our Liverpool Interns project. 40% of first year students in our Management School are now enrolled on a course with a year in industry.


At University of Liverpool we currently have 23,000 students: 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500 postgraduates. We have three faculties: Humanities & Social Science where we have 8010 undergraduates and 1655 postgraduates; Science and Engineering 5704 postgraduates and 1349 undergraduates and Health and Life Sciences where we have 5660 undergraduates and 1221 postgraduates.


From a diversity perspective 87.7% of our students are from state schools or colleges and 9.6% are from ‘low participation neighbourhoods’. Making us top in the Russell Group for widening participation. 57% of our students our female.


We are a university with global ambitions – we have campuses in China, Singapore and London. Currently, 6% of our students are from the EU and with a further 23% coming to us from other international destinations.


For us partnerships are key to strengthening our offer to students. This year we have initiated new partnerships with Debut - the world’s first mobile student and graduate careers platform, Sonru – innovative online video interviewing service and UpReach – supporting undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds in securing top jobs.