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63% of british employers plan to hire recent university graduates


A student’s university years are spent completing course work and making memories that will last a lifetime, but when it comes time to move on and enter the workforce students may want to look at their University towns for that first job. CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) released a new list of the top growing industries in five of the largest University towns in Britain.

“Our data shows that 63 per cent of employers in Britain plan to hire recent university graduates in 2014 and 21 per cent have increased their educational requirements over the last five years – making the scrap for university talent even stronger,” said Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. “Companies realise that to tap into the wealth of knowledge and drive that new college graduates bring to the workforce, they have to be close to where they live and socialise early in their academic career. As a result we are seeing a variety of companies moving closer to University towns, which in turn is driving up job growth in those areas.”

The following five cities are known for their academic institutions and University jobs account for between 7 per cent and 21 per cent of the total number of jobs in the area;