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Graduate job vacancies on the rise

13 JAN 2014

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A survey of the country’s 100 top graduate employers by High Fliers Research indicates they will recruit 8.7 per cent more graduates than last year – in total, around 1,400 extra people.

That will take the number of graduate vacancies back to where it was in 2007, the year before the recession prompted firms to slash their annual recruitment of university leavers.

Graduate employers in 11 out of 13 key industries and business sectors are now planning to hire more new recruits this year than in 2013.

Much of the growth in entry-level graduate jobs has come in the public sector, particularly Teach First, which will have 1,550 vacancies this autumn, and in accounting and professional services firms, such as PwC (1,200 vacancies) and Deloitte (1,000 vacancies).

Overall, the 100 employers covered by the survey plan to employ 18,264 graduates this year compared with 16,895 last year.

 

Read full article: Times Higher Education