Job market trends


Competitions could be the key to a graduate career in investment banking

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.

Yorkshire and Humberside top place for graduate recruitment within smaller businesses

In a recent survey of smaller organisations looking to recruit graduates a quarter of them had head offices in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Highest graduate job growth since 2008

According to a Confederation of British Industry survey employment for young people is expected to grow by the greatest rate since 2008.

Engineering graduates get highest salaries

Graduates looking to go into Engineering are likely to benefit from the highest salaries and the best international opportunities.

85 applicants per graduate job

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) summer survey has found that employers are receiving, on average, 85 applications for each job role.

Teach First leads the way in graduate recruitment

After years of finance and professional services firms being at the top of graduate recruiters, teaching charity 'Teach First' now tops the list as the leading graduate recruiter.

Graduate jobs forecast to rise by 8%

The latest research by the Incomes Data Service suggests that graduate recruitment, in the UK, will rise by 8% in 2013.

Will it really be a 'stop gap' job?

Many graduates leaving university consider taking a non-graduate position in order to earn some money while they plan their next step. This might not be as good an idea as it sounds.

More jobs than ever require a degree

The number of jobs requiring a degree in the UK has over taken the number of jobs requiring no qualifications at all.

Are all the graduate jobs really only in London?

Research suggests that London is still the top city for recruiting new graduates. So how does the rest of the UK fair and what do you need to know about finding work outside of the capital?

Is there really a shortage of STEM graduates?

It is often said that the UK faces a shortage of graduates from subjects covering science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However according to recent research this may not be true.

Research suggests a degree is a good investment

Research carried out for the Million+ group by London Economics states that a UK undergraduate degree is a great financial investment and postgraduate attainment can boost your earnings even further.

I.T digital skills shortage by 2015

The I.T digital sector is growing at a rapid rate and it is predicted that by 2015 there could be a significant skills shortage. It is a massive industry contributing 12% of the country's total GDP.

What are graduate recruiters looking for?

At the recent Targetjobs awards ceremony, leading graduate recruiters discussed what students and graduates need to do to make their applications stand out.

Leeds Internship Programme projects now live!

We are delighted to announce that the university's exclusive internship programme is now advertising opportunities.

IT competition 'The Graduate' set to run again

Run by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and aimed at unemployed graduates, this competition gives you a chance to network with leading employers, gain skills and win big prizes.

Vocational Postgraduate qualifications on the rise

As graduates look to change career direction, fill skills gaps for particular employment or increase their breadth over qualifications more and more are choosing vocational postgraduate degrees.

Heads of Higher Education Careers Services remain optimistic

Heads of university careers and employability services have responded to a recent AGCAS survey by suggesting that the graduate labour market was looking more positive in the last quarter of 2012.

A 2:2 degree can still get you on a great grad scheme

It is a popular misconception that unless you have a 2:1 degree or higher and a haul of UCAS points no graduate scheme will touch you.

Top graduate employers target University of Leeds students

According to the High Fliers survey 2013, the University of Leeds is in the top 10 of universities that graduate employers target for recruitment.

easyjet launches graduate recruitment drive

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, is this week launching its latest recruitment drive seeking up to 20 recent graduates or students graduating summer 2013 to join its European Graduate Programme.