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Graduate vacancies on the rise
The UK’s top employers are increasing their graduate vacancies by 9.1% in 2019
The UK’s top employers are increasing their graduate vacancies by 9.1% in 2019, the highest annual rise in graduate recruitment since 2012.
The latest report from High Fliers Research says the biggest increases in jobs are expected at public sector employers and at the accountancy and professional services firms.
That said, graduate starting salaries are expected to remain unchanged for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, at a median starting salary of £30,000.
It should be noted that had the medium graduate starting salary of £27,000 paid by top employers in 2009 kept pace with inflation, it would now be worth over £35,500, over £5,000 more than this year’s medium pay.
For the accounting and professional services the range of graduate salaries on offer was £20,500 to £42,000.
In 2018, the accounting and professional services recruited 4,524 graduates, an 11.8% increase on 2017. This year the research found that current vacancies stand at 5,248.
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