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RCM graduates among most employable in the UK

Monday 23 July 2018


Students from the Royal College of Music continue to be among the most employable in the UK according to data published on 5 July 2018 by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Of the RCM alumni who graduated in 2016/17, 100% of those who responded to HESA’s Employment of Leavers survey reported that they had moved into employment or further study six months after graduating. This is the third time in the last four years that the RCM has scored 100%, having been the only institution to score so highly in both the 2015 and 2016 surveys. As one of only two institutions scoring 100% in this year’s survey, the RCM is proud to continue its legacy of providing the best opportunities for students.

RCM Director Professor Colin Lawson commented: ‘The Royal College of Music is dedicated to preparing students for professional working life and this wonderful result confirms that we are doing our job successfully. The RCM Creative Careers Centre continues to offer a wide range of performance opportunities, paid work, professional networking and advice in many areas, allowing our talented students to launch careers within the music industry.’

Further information and the HESA survey result data can be found on the HESA website.