Griffith University has again demonstrated its ability to deliver remarkable practical outcomes, obtaining a higher-than-average result for another year in the 2017 national Employer Satisfaction Survey.
Based on data compiled across graduate job placements for students from 41 institutions, the latest survey reported an overall satisfaction rate of 85.5% for the university, compared with a national average of 83.6%.
Employers rated graduates across five attributes, four of which saw Griffith students surpassing the Australian mean, including their foundation, adaptive, collaborative and technical skills.
The survey reported that 90% of employers were aware their employee had come from Griffith, and 80% would hire another graduate with the same qualification obtained from the university. Additionally, 90.2% felt that their Griffith-educated staff had been prepared ‘well’ or ‘very well’ for their current job.
Griffith Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Debra Henly said the university’s consistently strong results were reflective not only of the calibre of the institution’s students but its academic staff’s commitment to ensuring their graduates leave their degrees prepared to thrive in the highly competitive contemporary job market.
“This year’s Employer Satisfaction Survey feedback represents an overall year-on-year improvement for the university, highlighting our staff and students’ continuing focus on developing the skills that future employers value,” Professor Henly said.
“Griffith has initiated university-wide programs to ensure our students become some of the nation’s most employable graduates across many fields of study.”