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Historically graduate jobs arrive on back of recession

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

It is no surprise that graduate job opportunities are likely to emerge on the back of the worst of the recession because this has traditionally been in the case following rough times in the past, it has been stated.

A new report from High Fliers Research noted that graduate recruitment is set to expand at a number of top firms this year, with 11.8 per cent more university leavers expected to be employed than in 2009.

Jobs are also set to become available in a range of different fields, with investment banks, media firms, consulting companies and public sector employers all set to recruit.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects, believes in history companies always seem to look towards graduates first when seeking to begin their recruitment campaigns.

He said: "Historically, if you look at the recessions of the early '80s and the early '90s and indeed after the mini recession we had after the Twin Towers and the dotcom crash in 2002, traditionally the first group of employees to come out of the recession and to be hired is the graduate population."

The study from High Fliers Research additionally revealed that graduate salaries are not expected to rise in 2010, with average pay remaining at £27,000.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19558372-ADNFCR

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