Employers Attracted to UQ’s Economics Graduates

University of Queensland graduates under the age of 25 and available for full-time work have again achieved outstanding employment rates and high graduate salaries.

Graduate Careers Australia's Graduate Destination Survey 2012 reveals that University of Queensland graduates continued to be highly sought by employers.

In the national performance figures compiled by the Federal Government, the University had achieved a full-time employment rate for bachelor degree graduates for 2013 of 78.3 percent against the national full-time employment figure of 74.1 percent.

The data, which apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents, were collected in April, 2012, within four months of students completing their studies.

The University of Queensland has 7.7 per cent of its graduates recorded as unemployed and seeking full-time employment in the Australian Graduate Survey 2012. This is better than the national rate of 8.6 per cent of bachelor degree graduates reported by GCA as not working and still looking for full-time employment at the time of the survey.

The figures for UQ bachelor degree graduates in further full-time study represented 21.4 per cent against a national figure of 24.7 per cent.

UQ bachelor degree graduates in their first full-time employment (and under 25 years of age) reported starting salaries of $58,000 for males and $52,000 for females. The national median annual starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full time employment in Australia was $52,000.

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