The UK graduate market is a valuable pool of talent for employers across all sectors. Typically beginning in a junior job, graduates are thought to be 15%-20% more likely to attain work than candidates without a degree. Finance, law and marketing recruitment agencies are always on the lookout for qualified postgrads, however, there are staffing services that specialise solely in finding employment for university leavers.
The average starting salary after leaving university is likely to be between £18,000 and £22,000, however, London earnings may be closer to £30,000. Experience and industry specialism will impact pay, as will the permanent, temporary or contract nature of the role.
Graduate recruitment agencies offer a valuable resource to both hiring employers and job hunters. As well as making placements, often within the hidden graduate job market (vacancies not advertised anywhere else), specialist staffing services may also provide candidates with career advice and guidance. This could range from CV writing to interview tips.