Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job
career decisions / Job market

Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job

A little known-fact about UK graduates: once they leave University they are geographically immobile. In 2015/16 once students left Uni, 58% remained in the area they studied in with 69% returning to the region they were living previously. Only 18% of graduates went to work somewhere they weren’t already connected to. (*) Continue reading

In praise of the employability of Arts graduates
Job market / Self awareness

In praise of the employability of Arts graduates

Arts students can be subject to derisory comments about their employability from housemates who are studying science or vocational courses. Unless the skills you are gaining from your degree discipline are made explicit it can be hard to justify how your skills make you equally appealing to graduate recruiters. These criticisms can be frustrating and … Continue reading

UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18
Applications / Job market

UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18

Each year, the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters) undertakes a survey of its members. 200 recruiters responded to the 2017 survey. Between them they recruited 31,630 students during 2017. They employ between them 2.8 million staff across more than 16 sectors. Whilst this is a small sample of UK recruiters … Continue reading