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Graduates of 2015 will find themselves in a good position when catapulted into the world of work this year.
A fresh report, produced by ‘High Fliers Research Limited’, has shown that starting salaries have climbed – for the second year running – to an average of £30,000, higher than they have been in the last decade.
Teach First, PwC and Deloitte will employ the largest number of graduates in 2015.
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Four organisations are offering a lavish starting salary of £45,000 or over, while recruiters from key industries plan to take on more graduates this year in comparison to 2014.
With such sparkling prospects, students will have to raise to the bar after prominent employers begrudgingly left 700 graduate jobs vacant last year.
They said applicants were simply not good enough.
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The report says students with previous work experience will have a significant leg-up in the application process. Around 50 per cent of the most sought after recruiters confirm that applicants with no previous work experience have “little or no chance” of securing an offer from their graduate programs.
Applicants also stand a better chance of being hired if they have had experience with the company before.
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The most significant expansion in vacancies is predicted to be in public sector organisations like accounting and professional services firms, banking and finance employers, retailers and the Armed Forces.
Lumped together, these organisations aim to enlist an excess of 1,200 added graduates in 2015 in comparison to last year.
Investment Banking is the business sector with the highest average graduate salary for 2015 with a £45,000 average, with Media at the bottom of the report’s list at an average of £30,000.
You can expect to see employers marketing their 2015 graduate schemes and vacancies at your university’s career fairs, training events and through social media this year. Manchester came out on top as the hottest destination for graduate employers.
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One third of employers have noted that they are receiving 6 per cent more entry-level applications than the equivalent recruitment period last year, showing that the time in which prospective employees are putting in their applications is creeping forward.
http://tab.co.uk/2015/01/14/graduate...t-good-enough/
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I think the right phrase is "most visited", not the "most targeted".
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Around 50 per cent of the most sought after recruiters confirm that applicants with no previous work experience have “little or no chance” of securing an offer from their graduate programs.
This is the most telling statistic. I seem to meet many people from good universities who seem to think that getting a part time job for a cracking reference is below them, even when doing courses that provide lots of free time.
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I do this every year. This is their methodology for selecting the top 100 employers.

As part of the campus research for The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2014,
18,336 final year students from thirty leading universities were asked
the unprompted question “Which employer do you think offers the best
opportunities for graduates?”.
Because 20 year olds in full time education are the best people to ask which employers offer the best opportunities.

Last year those 100 employers recruited 18129 graduates.

I've only got employment figures for 2013 graduates but 260360 found work (or were primarily working but also studying)

What did the other 242231 graduates do?

Why do we care about the 7% of graduates who commenced work with the 100 employers with the highest name recognition amongst 20 year olds?
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
I do this every year. This is their methodology for selecting the top 100 employers.



Because 20 year olds in full time education are the best people to ask which employers offer the best opportunities.
I think it is thus heavily biased towards those employers with large recruitment ad budgets who also recruit large amounts of graduates each year, likely from a wide range of degree disciplines.

I also think that compiling a table of where these employers "target" is a somewhat pointless exercise given that a great deal of these organisations are not selective when it comes to university.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
I do this every year. This is their methodology for selecting the top 100 employers.

Because 20 year olds in full time education are the best people to ask which employers offer the best opportunities.

Last year those 100 employers recruited 18129 graduates.

I've only got employment figures for 2013 graduates but 260360 found work (or were primarily working but also studying)

What did the other 242231 graduates do?

Why do we care about the 7% of graduates who commenced work with the 100 employers with the highest name recognition amongst 20 year olds?
The assumption probably is that they offer high paid graduate jobs while the others in work could be doing anything.

Certainly on TSR there seems to be an obsession with graduate schemes while there's a lot of regular graduate jobs available each year.
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The assumption probably is that they offer high paid graduate jobs while the others in work could be doing anything.

Certainly on TSR there seems to be an obsession with graduate schemes while there's a lot of regular graduate jobs available each year.
But even so: no Capita. no Carillion, no ATOS, no builders, no St Gobain, no Network Rail, no Peel Holdings, no pub, entertainment or drinks business other than Red Bull.
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"Teach First, PwC and Deloitte will employ the largest number of graduates in 2015."

I'd put money on the nhs taking more. Just that that is hard to OD because each hospital/trust ends up listed as a different employer.
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