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According to a new report from High Fliers Research graduate vacancies in the UK in 2010 are set to increase
significantly after two years of cuts.
Almost half the 100 employers surveyed now expect to recruit more graduates this year than last, with the City’s top investment banks intending to take on a third more graduates than in 2009. The research also found retailers, high street banks, accountancy and professional services expected to increase their graduate recruitment.
The more buoyant graduate jobs market comes after two years of cuts in vacancies. In 2008 graduate vacancies fell by seven per cent, while in 2009 they fell by a massive 18 per cent. But now, companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young are all increasing the number of their vacancies. However, you have to be
quick off the mark in order to nab these jobs as many of the new positions have already been filled by graduates from the ‘class of 2009′who had job offers postponed
Martin Birchall, Managing Director of High Fliers Research, says: ‘Competition for the remaining vacancies is likely to remain extremely tough and there is a widespread concern on campus that this year’s graduate recruitment is shaping up to be just as difficult as in 2009.’