The 2017 ESS (Employer Satisfaction Survey) results are out and La Trobe University has ranked up!

La Trobe ranked first in Victoria and fifth nationally on Foundation Skills – skills such as general literacy and numeracy – 2 per cent above the national average for universities. The University also ranked second in Victoria and fifth nationally for Adaptive Skills. 92.4 per cent of participating employers felt La Trobe students displayed the ability to adapt and apply skills and work independently (2.9 per cent above the university national average).

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerri-Lee Krause said the latest ESS results reflect La Trobe’s priority focus in preparing its students for the world of work. She noted that La Trobe students stand out in the workplace for their adaptability and other critical skills.

The University also ranked above the national average in Collaborative Skills (0.8 per cent above) and in Technical Skills (1.6 per cent above).

About the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS)

The 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) represents the largest survey of its kind, reporting the views of over 4,000 direct supervisors regarding their perception of recent graduates from Australian higher education institutions.