Labour market trends
Labour market trends
- The immediate graduate employment prospects. This might be a general understanding of key trends in graduate recruitment or how specific industry sectors are currently performing.
- The future graduate job market predictions. Whilst this could be general it is more likely to focus on what industry sectors are likely to grow and what new jobs are emerging.
- The skills and attributes that employers are seeking in the immediate and longer term. This informs students and graduates of what skills and attributes they need to acquire to be competitive in the graduate labour market.
How we can help
- We have devised a section on the student pages of the website which offer: an overview of the UK graduate labour market, an overview of the European and Global graduate, helpful advice on staying in Leeds and the latest job market news.
- A web page featuring the key employability skills and how to develop them.
- Details of emerging careers.
- We run bespoke events for students considering staying in Leeds after graduation.
- We organise employer presentations and fairs for students to find out more about graduate opportunities and the skills employers are seeking.
- Expert support from the Careers Centre and in-faculty.
- Summaries of graduate labour market reports:
- Career portfolios and the labour market for graduates and postgraduates in the UK
- The Association of Graduate Recruiters Winter survey 2014 - Summary
- The Association of Graduate Recruiters Winter survey 2013 - Summary
- ONS Graduates in the UK labour market 2013
- The Association of Graduate Recruiters Summer survey 2013 - Summary
- The High Fliers, Times Top 100 employers, Summer survey 2013 - Summary
- Graduate perceptions of the labour market and how it influences their plans - Executive Summary of the High Fliers survey 2013
- To include a regional breakdown of graduate job market trends on the student site
- To provide labour market trends relating to industry sectors together with information on the key employers and what skills and attributes they are seeking.
- Analysis of graduate recruitment websites and databases to understand key trends in the current graduate labour market.
Competition is fierce for financial and investment banking roles and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. One way might be to show your competitive side.
In a recent survey of smaller organisations looking to recruit graduates a quarter of them had head offices in Yorkshire and Humberside.
According to a Confederation of British Industry survey employment for young people is expected to grow by the greatest rate since 2008.
Graduates looking to go into Engineering are likely to benefit from the highest salaries and the best international opportunities.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) summer survey has found that employers are receiving, on average, 85 applications for each job role.