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Graduate jobs market 'shows no sign of a slowdown'
Thursday, 24 July 2008
There is currently no sign of a slowdown in the graduate jobs market, according to one expert.
Dr Charlie Ball, chief researcher for the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU), explained that there is currently no sign of a recession in the UK and the graduate jobs market reflects this.
He said: "Looking at the graduate recruiter survey for example, who look at a lot of the blue chip companies, they are still saying they are recruiting more graduates than they did last year."
Unless there is "a full blown economic meltdown", opportunities for those leaving university should remain fairly stable, he added.
Even if there is a recession, graduate recruitment will rise again once companies recover, Dr Ball stated.
Recently, the UK Graduates Careers Survey 2008, conducted by High Fliers Research, found that male graduates are most likely to go in to investment banking, while their female counterparts are most likely become teachers.