1. Over a fifth of graduates move to London
2. High achieving graduates are especially drawn to the capitalAnd it's the best graduates who are overwhelmingly attracted to London, with 38 per cent of working new graduates with a first of upper second class degree opting to forward their careers in the capital.
3. Cities that want the best graduates must support economic growthThe study recommended that cities that want to retain graduates must prioritise economic growth, rather than specifically thinking about targeting graduates themselves. The capital attracts graduates because it has 19 per cent of all jobs, and other cities need to up their share of the jobs market to be more attractive to young people.
Read more: Top think tank says big bucks for graduates may be about to end The report said: "The patterns of graduate migration appear to be primarily driven by a mix of short and long-term job opportunities. "The fact that there is no relationship between moving graduates and wages suggests that future career opportunities play an important role in influencing where graduates move to and why."