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Confidence in graduate jobs market improving, says PwC official

Published: Wednesday, 08 December 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

The recovery of the graduate jobs market is gathering momentum, according to a prominent figure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

More than 8,000 candidates have applied for intern and graduate vacancies at the professional services giant since it commenced its 2011 recruitment process eight weeks ago.

This represents a 117 per cent increase in comparison to the same period last year and Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment at PwC, claimed that it underlines the growing confidence in the jobs market.

"Record attendance at our campus events suggests that there's a much stronger determination amongst students to get a job or experience as early as possible," he said in an interview with Recruiter.

"With the financial services sector waking up in the capital after the slower years of recruitment during the recession, we have to work harder than ever to help talented students understand why PwC is the right choice for them."

Mr Irwin also revealed that almost half (47 per cent) of the students who attended the firm's recent campus reception evenings expressed a desire to work in London after graduating.

PwC, which was formed in 1998 through a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, currently has offices in 757 cities across the world.

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