Law and financial services hire from ‘top eight’ universities

According to a report, law and financial services remain “elitist industries”, with more than half of employers only hiring from eight top universities, writes Sarah Lumley for Wales Online.

A survey of 1,600 hiring managers from leading UK industries found 41% of law firms, and a quarter of accountancy, banking, and insurance companies, are unlikely to hire anyone without a degree.

An alarming 52% of legal, and 51% of financial services companies quizzed will only consider candidates from Oxford, St Andrew’s, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College London, Durham University, UCL, or the University of Bath. Engineering and marketing sectors were also among those most likely to target graduates from these elite “top eight”.
Full report on the Wales Online site