Graduate Income Expectations
A recent survey of current students showed that 10% expected to earn £35,000 or more once they had graduated, almost one and a half times the actual average wage for
In the midst of a recession reactionary commentators could be forgiven for dusting off the well-used clichés about students not knowing the value of a pound. However, despite the possible disappointment awaiting that 10% of students, their optimism might
not be misplaced. The number of people being placed into temporary jobs in March rose to its highest level in 33 months. This could be a worrying statistic, were it not for the number entering permanent job placements rising at its fastest rate since 1997.
Commenting on the figures, Bernard Brown, a partner at the financial services network KPMG, praised them as good news for job hunters. He said: "These figures show that private sector confidence is returning and that the UK is exiting recession at a pace." Finance saw a particularly strong demand for positions to be filled in the last few months, with Accountancy, Insurance and Consultancy especially hungry for