news • 30 July 2021

Escape Studios in the top 10% for UK graduate recruitment

For a second successive year, a national graduate survey reveals that Escape Studios is one of the top 20 UK institutions in the UK (well within the top 10%) for its graduates of full-time degree programmes entering full-time employment, compared with former full-time students of other institutions. 

The latest Graduate Outcomes survey, from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), asked graduates what they were doing approximately 15 months after finishing their studies. Of those respondents graduating from Escape Studios in 2018/19:   

  • 93% were in work or further study (national average is 89%)  

  • 91% were in employment or unpaid work (national average is 80%)  

  • 65% were in full-time employment (national average is 56%)   

When surveyed on the classification of occupation, approximately 84%* of respondents were already in highly skilled employment (national average is 77%). 

Dr Ian Palmer, Principal of Escape Studios, said: “We’re thrilled to see that for the fourth year in a row our graduate employment outcomes are outstanding. Our mission is all about creating a student experience that blends academic study with direct engagement with employers. Our students continue to leave Escape Studios prepared for the workplace and ready to embark on a long and fulfilling career. 

“I’m so proud of everyone at Escape Studios, students, staff and our industry partners. This last year has been extremely challenging, but even so our aspiring and determined graduates have continued to secure wonderful roles at a range of companies.” 

*HESA applies a rounding methodology to protect graduate anonymity. Published data suggests 80/95 respondents, on rounded figures, were in highly skilled employment.   

Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.