Over the past 18 months, employment in the UK has been hugely impacted by the effects Covid-19. But, despite the negative press, the prospects for graduates are good.
A survey conducted by the Institute of Student Employers found that 48% of graduate recruiters are hiring the same number of graduates as last year and, in even better news, 36% are hiring more, with 18% even increasing their intake by at least 10%.
Whether you’re looking for your graduate role, some inspiration on how best to use your degree, or want to explore the idea of further study, you can find everything you need here.
Accountancy, Insurance & Finance
Success in this industry will require an analytical and methodical mind as well as softer interpersonal skills to communicate with clients
Business Management and Consulting
This sector is home to a variety of careers from management, consulting or business management, and you won’t always need a business degree to start in the profession
Technology and Computing
Many recruiters in tech expect you to have gained some technical knowledge of IT. However, any relevant work experience or internship would be beneficial as you seek to land your first role
Marketing and PR
Elements of marketing, advertising and PR exist in most businesses and across all sectors and industries
Working in the NHS or within the private sector will give you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people of all ages
The energy industry between now and 2050 is set to change dramatically and will play a vital role in changing the health of the earth for good
Engineering and Manufacturing
Sector-wide skills shortages in Engineering mean there are plenty of opportunities for talented graduates
Roles within the telecoms industry can rage from working in research and development, technical sales and marketing or installation and technical support
Whether you work for the NHS, in schools, charities or for local authorities, you will require emotional resilience, patience and a passion for helping others
Recruitment and sales
Recruitment and sales offer a huge number of opportunities for skilled graduates who can sell concepts, products and services to clients
Retail, buying and merchandising
This sector can offer a varied working environment. Work settings can include local retail branches, head offices and distribution warehouses and travel both regionally and internationally
Science and Pharmaceuticals
Roles within this sector are available in a variety of disciplines such as clinical trials, research and development, writing, working within a pharmacy and medical sales and forensics
Public services and Administration
The goal of the public sector is to provide a service to all and, as the name suggests acts in the public interest
Teaching and Education
This sector is in constant need of qualified, skilled graduates to make positive and impactful changes to the education and lives of young people
Transport and logistics
Keeping the UK moving is vital to the UK economy and the government is invested in improving the country's transport networks
You do not need a law degree to become a lawyer, in fact, around half of newly qualified lawyers have a non-law degree.