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London maintains its graduate appeal

Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

London might have an incredibly competitive jobs market and living costs may be higher than elsewhere in the UK, but it remains the destination of choice for those looking to start their careers.

New data has suggested that the capital has managed to maintain its wider appeal among graduates just starting out on the career ladder, as the region attracts and retains the best graduate talent.

Intern Avenue suggests that London, and the South East region more generally, have a tight grip on the mind-sets of graduates.

Despite unprecedented living costs, two thirds of graduates revealed that the capital was their career destination of choice.

The regions are particularly popular since there are abundance of job opportunities available when compared to elsewhere in the UK.

Andrew Little, Intern Avenue’s chief operating officer, suggests that you can start nearly any career in the capital without the need to relocate.

While he recognises that roles can be found in other locations, the range and number of those jobs is often less.

Opportunities in advertising, marketing, finance and software engineering are particularly widespread in London but job seekers must plan in advance.

Any decision to relocate should be well informed as there are no guarantees of employment in the capital, like anywhere else in the UK.

Graduate employees and smaller firms all have a role to play in offering opportunities and many are developing closer ties with educational establishments in order to achieve their aims.

Smaller firms meanwhile can provide job openings that help keep talented individuals in any given location – work experience and opportunities for progression can provide an incentive for graduates to consider them over other employers.  

This saves time and money from an employer’s perspective and gives graduates the openings they desire, making them feel wanted in the process.

Grad Plus has a wide range of graduate jobs and other openings including internships for those looking for the dream start to their career

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