Job prospects the course of 2014 want far rosier than for years, says a written report out today.
A poll in excess of 200 businesses by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) reveals an expected 10.2 percent increase in vacancies for students - with 23, 000 tasks on offer.
The increase compares with a rise of just 4.3 % just last year.
Stephen Isherwood, leader for the AGR, explained the findings as “welcome news”, adding: “There are some sectors - IT and Telecoms, Energy and Banking and Financial solutions - looking at two fold digit growth for 2014.”
IT and Telecoms show a 40 percent increase on a year ago, general public solutions 20 percent, power 18 percent, and banking and financial solutions 16 per cent.
However, he urged graduates to stay “focused” within their careers search, incorporating: “We understand that, also through darkest days of the recession, our members reported unfilled vacancies since they couldn’t find students utilizing the right mixture of abilities and qualities. Graduates need certainly to think carefully about their particular applications and make certain they know very well what a potential employer wants.”
One interesting spin-off inside study in 2010 is a discovering that numerous businesses tend to be upgrading school leaver recruitment programmes as well - with 54.7 per cent of those whom typically concentrated on graduate recruitment today casting their particular eyes over school leavers.
“We understand anecdotally that school-leaver programmes are getting to be very popular with your users, ” said Mr Isherwood.
“At the minute it willn’t appear that employers tend to be changing graduate vacancies with school-leaver vacancies, instead that companies are purchasing a variety of different programs to attract and recruit a varied number of young adults - from apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships to school-leaver education to professional qualifications.
“However, it might be something will begin to take hold as time goes by.”
University programs because of this autumn a week ago showed an enormous difference between how many girls and boys obtaining degree - 87, 000 more girls are trying to find places. Many educationists think even more males may be embracing the option of employment post-school to prevent higher institution charges.
Today’s numbers follows study from recruitment specialists High Fliers last month, which predicted an 8.7 per cent boost in the number of graduate vacancies this present year - taking employment amounts to in which they were in 2007, the entire year ahead of the recession started to hit.
The ten places with the biggest increases in recruitment
- IT/ Telecoms: 40.3%
- Public sector: 20.1per cent
- Energy, water or energy: 17.5percent
- Banking or financial solutions: 15.7percent
- Accountancy or professional services: 12.2%
- Engineering or industrial: 9.2per cent
- Transport or logistics: 7.0per cent
- Consulting or business products: 5.7%
- Retail: 2.7%