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Number of graduate vacancies up, report suggests

Published: Tuesday, 25 January 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

The number of graduate vacancies rose by almost ten per cent last year, compared to the previous employment period, according to a recent report.

Employment body the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) released the results of its recent study today (January 25th).

The report shows that there was an 8.9 per cent rise in graduate vacancies in 2009/10, compared the results from the previous year. The trend is predicted to continue with a further increase of 3.8 per cent in the next employment year.

Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the AGR, said that the figures are promising green shots, after an extended period of pessimism.

"It is heartening to see that after so many months of misery for graduates, the job market is finally picking up," he said.

"These results signal that the graduate market is overcoming the impact of the recession and anticipating further growth."

Many graduate vacancies are opened when a new graduate scheme begins, as in ASDA's recent Scottish recruitment drive.

Find graduate vacancies at gradplus.com 

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