EMPLOYABILITY

Being the main training hub for the Banking and Financial sector, BIBF has extensive links with the industry. Our recent graduate destination survey, conducted in 2015, shows that about 85% of our graduates find a job within 1 year of graduation. It also shows that our graduates are very likely to find a job that is relevant to the degree programme that they completed with us, which is evident in the table below.

 

Graduates Within 6 months of graduation Within 1 year of graduation
Employed full time 56% 80%
Employed part time 8% 5%
Studying full time 6% 0
Seeking a job 29% 10%
Working & Studying at the same time 35% 26%
Already Obtained a MSc or Professional Certificate - 27%
Sector Distribution
Banking and Finance 54% 59%
Audit Firms 13% 9%
Education & Training 6% 9%
Others 27% 23%

 

3 Months Data Analysis:

In November 2018, 74 candidates from Bangor University were contacted 3 months after their graduation in order to get details on their employment and further education. 56 candidates were contacted successfully.

After calls had been made, the analysis of our findings shown that 19.6% of those candidates were employed on a full-time basis in reputable companies such as Keypoint, Ernst & Young, etc. 17.9% of the graduates were interning upon their graduation in companies such as National Bank of Bahrain, KPMG, Ministry of Interior, etc. In addition, 8.9% of the graduates stated to be part-time employees in various industries at the time and 16% were trainees in audit firms and banks.

37.5% of the graduates were still unemployed within that time-frame. However, 14% of those unemployed graduates have chosen to continue as full-time students in postgraduate degrees and vocational degrees.

 

1 Year Data Analysis:

In July 2019, the same 74 candidates were contacted and 67 of them were contacted successfully.

Upon analyzing the findings, it appeared that 86.6% of the candidates have been employed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The actual breakdown concludes that 59.7% of those candidates were employed on a full-time basis varying in fields such as audit firms, banks, consultancy agencies and marketing agencies. In addition, 26.9% of the graduates were employed on a part-time basis or are undergoing internships and training. The breakdown can be found as follows:

  • Internships: 5%
  • Part-time: 98%
  • Trainees: 4%

Furthermore, 9 out of the 67 contacted candidates (13.43%) remain unemployed. However, 3 of the sampled 9 have chosen to continue as full-time students in postgraduate degrees and vocational training.

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