According to the AGR annual survey the number of graduate jobs for the 2013-2014 period is up 17.1% – the largest increase in the history of the survey.

The biggest increase in graduate jobs is within Banking / Financial services which sees a massive 54.1% increase (see our careers information for Banking & Investments and a careers as an Actuary).

The actual number of graduate jobs within AGR graduate employers is still lead by Accountancy who have 17% of the share while Consulting is second at 11.7%.

And while graduate salaries in 2013 -2014 is still lead by Investment Banking at a median salary of £43,500, actuarial work lies as the third best paid at £29,000 for graduate entrants. Not surprisingly Investment Banking is also one of the most competitive of graduate jobs with 125 applications per vacancy. At the lower end, Accountancy only has 34.4 applicants per graduate job.

The AGR survey, along with the recently published High Fliers survey, both suggest that the outlook for graduate recruitment is very positive. As Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of AGR stats ‘there can be no doubt that the predicted return to strength in the graduate market is now a reality’.

For those of you still looking for your 2014 graduate jobs, we still have a number of vacancies being advertised on our jobs board. There will be a number of graduate jobs, internships and placements going live soon so if you’re not already make sure you sign up to our job alerts to hear about the latest vacancies.

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