Results of Graduate Destinations Surveys (GDS) over many years show that a UWA bachelor degree will increase your chances of finding a better job.
UWA graduates have consistently enjoyed stronger employment rates when compared to graduates from other West Australian universities and, in nearly all fields, they also fare better than similar graduates from other Australian universities.
Results from the 2011 Survey indicate that 79.8 per cent of first bachelor degree UWA graduates had obtained full-time employment within five months of completing their courses of study in 2010. This represents a significant improvement on the 75.7 per cent of first UWA bachelor degree degree graduates who had obtained full-time work in 2010. The 2011 survey results confirm that compared to graduates of other universities in W.A.:
The 2011Survey results reinforce the historical trend showing the comparative employment advantages of a UWA degree.
|Institution||Working full-time||Working casually or part-time but seeking full-time work||Not working but seeking full-time employment|
|ALL WA Universities||75.9%||15.5%||8.6%|
|All Australian Universities||76.6%||14.8%||8.7%|
In 2011 UWA bachelor degree graduates reaffirmed their status as 'employees of first choice' by recruiters of graduates.
Compared to 2010 there was a significant increase in the proportion of graduates working full-time and corresponding decreases in the proportion working part-time and unemployed. Of those graduates available for full-time employment, 79.8 per cent were in full-time jobs and another 12.7 per cent in part-time work within five months of completing their courses of study. Having more than 9 in every 10 graduates in some form of paid work was an excellent outcome.