Finally some good news for all you graduates out there! The past year has witnessed a significant rise in the number of graduate vacancies on offer, with a 17% rise compared with that of 4.6% in 2012-13. The government is satisfied that this surge signals a confidence boost in British companies. So what does this mean for your job prospects?
These statistics are the results of a survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), who question their members twice a year (predominantly large graduate recruiters). The winter survey had already revealed a 10% increase in graduate jobs, and by September this year, the number of vacancies is predicted to reach 22,076. Out of the 13 industries involved in the survey, 11 of them are anticipated to hire more graduates in 2014 than last year. The industry experiencing the greatest growth is the banking and financial services sector, with an expected increase of 54%. So if you’re still unsure about which career path to pursue, then consider a role within this booming sector.