The Graduate Market in 2017 report shows that despite the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote, Britain’s top employers are expecting to expand their graduate recruitment for the fifth year running in 2017. The Graduate Market in 2017 is a study of graduate vacancies, starting salaries and undergraduate work experience programmes at the country’s one hundred leading employers, conducted by High Fliers Research in December 2016. The report reveals that employers are stepping up their graduate vacancies by 4.3% in 2017, with extra jobs available in the public sector, at high street & online retailers, and at the major engineering & industrial companies.
The research highlights that the number of graduates recruited by the top employers has risen by more than 13% over the last three years, intensifying the competition between organisations to recruit the best graduates. But more than 800 graduate positions were left unfilled in 2016 because final year university students from the ‘Class of 2016’ turned down employers’ graduate job offers or changed their minds about offers that they had accepted before graduation.
You can view the full report on the High Fliers website.