Graduate opportunities boost for 2015
According to the latest survey by a graduate employment research organisation, graduate prospects will be at a 10-year high in 2015.
The latest results published by High Fliers have found that graduates should be very optimistic heading in to 2015, with its findings suggesting a 10 year high in graduate employment opportunities. The study, published each year, suggests that graduates can expect the most vacancies for 10 years as the economy begins to pick up and companies increase their in-takes.
As usual, the focus for the top employers surveyed by High Fliers is keeping graduates who have undertaken work placements and internships with the firms they're applyng to. High Fliers found that around two thirds of employers will look to keep on graduates who had spent time with the organisation in the past.
With this in mind, it has been noted by High Fliers that even more companies are starting to offer internships and summer work placements as a way to both interact with students and graduates at an earlier stage and help bridge the gap between academic study and the working world. High Fliers found that four fifths of the top employers they surveyed are offering these types of work placements or internships, resulting in around 13,049 available for students and graduates in 2015.
The importance of having work experience was pushed to an even higher level this year, with High Fliers finding that Graduates who are entering the job market without any kind of experience have 'little or no chance' of finding work according to around half of those who responded to the High Fliers survey.
Speaking about the up-turn in prospects for graduates and students, the Universities and Science Minister, Greg Clarke, told the BBC, 'Confidence in the economy continues to grow, and this is reflected in the fact that Britain's top companies will recruit more graduates this year than they have for a decade.
Clarke added 'This report will be warmly welcomed by the record number of students who started university this year and highlights how a degree remains one of the best routes into a rewarding career.'
by James Howell
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