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  1. Why City?

Why City?

City is a leading educational institution, providing expertise in key fields such as health, business, law, mathematics, engineering, informatics & technology, social sciences, journalism, music, culture and the creative industries.

What makes recruiting from City unique?


  • City is ranked in 18th overall by the Guardian and 25th for employability by the Sunday Times.
  • We are increasingly recognised as the distinctive institution focused on business and the professions.
  • Entry to many courses is highly competitive, with 12 applicants per student place, and many achieving 2.1 degrees or higher.
  • Most of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses are professionally related and are recognised by the relevant professional bodies.
  • Many courses have an integral industrial placement allowing students to gain highly relevant work experience during their course of study.
  • Many of our students already have vocational experience prior to studying at City, or are actively involved in getting experience during their time at City.
  • Over 4,000 students have gained practical work experience during their course at City and with local employers via our Unitemps recruitment service.


  • The 2019 publication of the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide included rating of institutions by the proportion of undergraduate students from ethnic minority groups for which City was ranked first in London and third nationally.
  • Access to over 20,000 full and part-time students studying a wide variety of subjects.
  • Access to recent graduates up to three years after study.
  • We have students from more than 156 countries with a range of language skills, work backgrounds and interests, making us one of the top international institutions in the UK.
  • Over 45% of our students are from overseas countries – 15% from the EU, 33% from the rest of the world.

Clarity and flexibility

  • We are our students' first and most popular point of contact when they start thinking about their career.
  • Our aim and purpose at the Careers Service is very simple: to match our students and graduates with the most suitable job, providing them with as many opportunities as possible and guiding them to the right one.
  • If you are looking to recruit, we are very interested to get in touch with you, and help you attract suitable candidates to your position(s) in the most simple and straightforward way possible.
  • If you have any suggestions or ideas on how you would like to recruit or advertise, we are always interested to hear them and can tailor our services to you and our students' needs.