Top employers receive 39 applications per graduate job

A new study reveals that the number of graduate level openings available has now returned to pre-recession levels, with big increases in industries such as the media, engineering and consultancy.

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Employers say graduate jobs up by 11.6%

Research based on responses from 100 leading graduate employers, including firms such as PwC, Jaguar Land Rover and Unilever reveals an 11.6% increase in job openings this year.

Study says graduate employers jobs up 11.6% Credit: PA

Overall recruitment has returned to the same level as 2007 - before the start of the recession.

The biggest number of vacancies is in accounting and professional services (4,442 vacancies available), the public sector (3,415 job openings), investment banking (2,148 openings) and engineering and industrial (1,650 vacancies).

In total, 11 out of 13 industries have seen a year-one-year rise in vacancies for graduates.

Top employers receive 39 applications per graduate job

Research suggests that top employers received around 39 applications for every graduate job this year amid a rise in vacancies.

Top employers receive 39 applications per graduate job. Credit: PA

A new study reveals that the number of graduate level openings available has now returned to pre-recession levels, with big increases in industries such as the media, engineering and consultancy.

Overall, a third of graduate employers have stepped up recruitment in the last six months, taking on more university graduates than they expected, according to an annual survey conducted by High Fliers Research.

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