12 December 2006


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

Graduate Careers Australia`s Australian Graduate Survey 2006 released tonight December 12 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 2005 of 85.7 percent against the national full-time employment figure of 82.4 percent.

Over an extended period, the University has had 4.5 percent of its graduates recorded as unemployed and seeking full-time employment in the Graduate Destination Survey.

UQ graduates reported high full-time employment rates in fields such as Medicine (100 percent); Pharmacy (100 percent); Mining Engineering (100 percent); Veterinary Science (100 percent); Civil Engineering (100 percent); Rehabilitation (97.6 percent); Dentistry (95 percent).

The figures for UQ bachelor degree graduates in further full-time study represented 28.4 percent against a national figure of 20.3 percent.

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