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London Graduate Jobs “Continue To Rise” Say HECSU

20 Apr 2013

London Graduate Jobs “Continue To Rise” Say HECSU

Research by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has indicated that that number of graduate jobs in London is still on an upward curve. Graduate jobs in other regions display a very regional feel as to which sectors may be advertised according to the new report.

The Spring “Graduate Market Trends” update by HECSU shows that, unsurprisingly, most graduates are having to head to the big cities in order to land a graduate job in their preferred sector or industry.

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit’s deputy director of research, Charlie Ball, said: “London has been consistently the most common first employment destination for new graduates, but had seen a relative decline in share of employment before the recession. Since then London’s share has increased and continues to rise.”

Mr Ball also revealed that graduate jobs in Scotland are still suffering from a “year-on-year fall”, whilst the East of England, in contrast, had seen consistent rises over the last half decade.

The deputy director of research also advised that graduates should not constrain themselves by hoping to find jobs in a particular sector, in a particular city. Mr Ball said that graduates need to actually do some research into which locations the opportunities they are interested in tend to be advertised.

Over 60 per cent of graduate finance analysts kick start their careers in London, with the rest of the United Kingdom trailing behind. For example, the South East and Scotland were the only two regions which saw more than one in twenty financial analyst roles advertised to graduates.

However, graduates and undergraduates outside of the capital will currently find a much more balanced spread of jobs by researching beyond London if they are interested in careers as mechanical engineers or as advertising and marketing executives, according to the HECSU research.

Mr Ball advised graduates and students to consult careers services for their specialist knowledge in what sort of jobs might be available in the local area.

“Overall, there are a lot of good jobs outside the capital, but London is the only place where you can get a job in pretty much anything available to graduates. The jobs market in places like Manchester and Edinburgh is diverse, but the range and volume of roles is much smaller,” said Mr Ball.

Are you still trying to secure a graduate job in London? Whichever sector you want to make your career, we could be advertising the perfect graduate vacancy in London today. Let e4s help you find your dream job in the city now on our page of London Graduate Jobs.

Or, as the new research suggests, why not look for graduate jobs in other major cities if they are more likely to fit your needs?

Here are just a few options for you:

Graduate Jobs In Manchester

Graduate Jobs In Birmingham

Graduate Jobs In Leeds

Graduate Jobs In Edinburgh

Graduate Jobs In Glasgow

Graduate Jobs In Cardiff

Graduate Jobs In Swansea

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