Cardiff University Placements 2017-18 ,,UK

  • Cardiff,UK
Aishwarya Bhatnagar

Cardiff University records an overall placement rate of 96% for the year 2017-18. From over 8,000+ international students of Cardiff University, a placement rate of 84% was recorded for them. The average starting salary was INR 4.0 Lakhs and the total average salary touched INR 23 Lakhs.  

Only 43% of the total graduated students submitted the Graduate Outcomes Survey within 15 months of their graduation. The Business School of Cardiff University recorded an overall placement rate of 86% and the highest salary was £123,000 for a PhD holder in the Business study area. 

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Cardiff University Placement Highlights 

Placement rate  


Total Students Employed Full time 


Part-time paid work 


Average Salary  

INR 23 Lakhs 

Batch Size 




International Students  


Maximum Recruitments School Wise 

Business School: 86% 

Cardiff University 2017-18 Batch Profile 

Cardiff University has over 33,000+ students enrolled, from over 130 countries. Maximum number of students were enrolled across undergraduate courses and more than 30% of the students were international. More details are as follows: 

  • 23,755 undergraduate students 
  • 8,505 postgraduate students 
  • 8,475 international students (non-UK, but Europe included) 
  • 72% overall student satisfaction rate 
  • 96% of graduates were employed or pursued higher study. 

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Cardiff University Placement Stats 2017-18 

Around 3,000+ responses were recorded by recent graduates of Cardiff University in 2018, 15 months after graduation, which makes 42.4% of the total responses recorded. As per the graduate outcomes survey, the following were recorded:


As given above the following points were recorded: 

  • Full time paid working graduates were just 76.8% 
  • Whereas, part time paid working graduates were 3.9% 
  • Graduates who applied for higher studies were 10.5% 
  • There were also some graduates who were studying and working simultaneously - 4.7% 
  • As per GOS, around 1.3% of students were assumed to be unemployed, whereas 1.9% were not interested in getting an employment. 

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Job Roles of Cardiff University Graduates of 2017-18 

The following table throws more light on the top paying job roles where Cardiff University’s graduates were recruited in the year 2018, right after their graduation in 2017 and their corresponding annual average salaries: 

Top Job Roles Bagged by Cardiff Graduates 

Average Annual Salary 

Senior Management Legal 


Senior Marketing Manager 


Business Development Management 


Senior Manager Press and Public Relations 


Institutional Business Manager 


Project Manager 


Senior Scrum Master- Program Associate 


Human Resources Consultant 


Business Consultant 


Operations Business Analyst 


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Top Employers of Cardiff University 

Over 200+ employers recruited 3,000+ graduates of Cardiff University in 2017 and 2018, some of the well known and those who offered maximum salaries are tabulated below: 


American Express 



Bank of China 




Bloomberg News 

Boots Opticians 


Burberry Ltd 

Canadian Red Cross 

Cancer Research Institute 

Citi Bank  

Credit Association  


Education First 

Deutsche Bank  

Estee Lauder  


FDM Group  

GE Aviation  


Grant Thornton 

Hays Recruitment  

Hewlett Packard  






Jaguar Land Rover  




Mondelez International  

Mott Macdonald  






Reckitt Benckiser  





Singapore Airlines 

Sky News  


Stena Line  

Tata Steel  

Tetra Pak  

Thomson Reuters  

Tiffany & Co.  

Turkish Airlines  

UBS Investment Bank 


Zodiac Aerospace 

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Cardiff University Business School Stats 

Cardiff Business School recorded a whooping 86% placement rate in 2017-18 and 98% of placement students surveyed in 2015/6 would highly recommend placements to other Cardiff Business School students. The following table shows the average salaries of Cardiff Business School graduates and postgraduates for the year 2017-18:  


Average Salary 



Executive MBA 


Masters in Finance 






Other Degree 


Cardiff’s 90% of interns progressed onto graduate schemes with the big 4 accounting firms and 70% of the interns are offered a permanent job while on the graduate programme with no extra assessments. As per the recent AGCAS survey, it was observed that an increase in graduate opportunities in the following areas for Cardiff Business School graduates were seen:  

  • Accounting, Banking and Finance  
  • business Consulting and Management  
  • Marketing, Advertising and PR 

In terms of Cardiff Business School, the following career related skill development is available for graduates:


Check: Part time work options in UK for international students

Cardiff University Placement FAQs

Q. How many Cardiff students with work experience were recruited directly by employers?

A. It was recorded that one third of the Cardiff graduates who got some work experience on-campus through internships or part time job opportunities in the university were directly employed by the employers.

Q. Does Cardiff University offer on-campus placements?

A. No, Cardiff University does not offer on-campus placements to its students, but it organises career fairs on-campus along with webinars, workshops, etc. the graduates can apply for jobs directly through the Jobs website of Cardiff.

Q. In comparison to other top universities in the UK, how does Cardiff fare in terms of placements?

A. As per 2016-17 placement rate of 94.8%, Cardiff University remains one of the most attractive in the graduate employer recruitment. In 2018 Cardiff recorded 95.6% placement rate and is way ahead among other top UK universities like Oxford: 93.4% and Cambridge University: 93.1% for the year 2017-18.

Q. What were some of the top job roles bagged by Law graduates of Cardiff University?

A. The following top job roles were bagged by Law graduates of Cardiff University in the year 2017-18 upon graduation:  
  • Arbitration 
  • Labour Laws Dispute Resolution 
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Consultant 
  • Criminal Litigation 
  • Legal Operations 
  • Legal Drafting 
  • Chief Legal Officer

Q. How are placements going to improve at Cardiff in the upcoming 5 years?

A. Placements at Cardiff University are expected to grow by 30% in the upcoming 5 years because more and more students would be offered an internship on-campus and hence, higher placement rates are expected.

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