Since the recession, London’s share of graduate first jobbers has increased and continues to rise, according research published yesterday by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU).
The spring edition of Graduate Market Trends, HECSU’s quarterly journal, reports that London’s longstanding popularity as a destination for new graduates had seen a relative decline before the recession.
Charlie Ball, deputy director of research at HECSU, summarises the findings: ‘Overall, there are a lot of good jobs outside the capital, but London is the only place where you can get a job in pretty much anything available to graduates.’
He continues: ‘A lot of graduates struggle to find work because they limit themselves by looking for a particular kind of job in a certain part of the country. Unfortunately, our jobs market often doesn’t work like that. So, if you’re sure you want to do a particular job, make sure you know where those jobs are to reduce the chance of aiming for something that simply isn’t there.’