Reporter 439, 27 September 1999
Britain's top employers have voted University of Leeds graduates the second-most employable in the country.
57 per cent of the UK's top 200 companies responding to a recent survey had taken on a Leeds graduate in the last two years. Only Cambridge graduates had greater success, with 65 per cent being recruited. Leeds has climbed from the fifth place it occupied when the same question was asked in 1996.
"Leeds was one of the first universities to promote vocational skills alongside academic excellence and I believe we are now seeing the results," said the careers service's Dr Richard Siddall. "Our graduates are very attractive to industry, and a big part of that appeal is their versatility. Wherever you go in the public and private sectors, you will find Leeds graduates at all levels in the organisation."
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