Northern Ireland Graduate Employment higher than peers who studied in GB
New Statistics released by the Department for the Economy (DfE) for the year 2016/17 show that within six months of graduating 79.4% of NI graduates were in employment with a further 0.6% due to start work.
Employment rates by subject
Employment rates for graduates varied widely depending on the subject. The highest rates of employment were for graduates who studied:
- Medicine & Dentistry – 95.7%
- Subjects allied to Medicine – 87.8%
- Education – 87.6%
The lowest levels of employment where for graduates who studied Mathematical Sciences (63.6%) and Physical Sciences (60.7%). However 29.9% of Physical Sciences and 26.2% Mathematical Sciences graduates were engaged in further study.
Out of the students from Northern Ireland who graduated from HEIs in GB 34% were working in Northern Ireland within six months of graduating.