New research is expected to show that the majority of the UK's most
prominent graduate recruiters are looking to further expand their
programmes over the next 12 months.
The report by High Fliers Research, which is to be published next
week, is likely to show that approximately half of the
organisations appearing in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
will be broadening their graduate schemes this year.
Writing in the Times, High Fliers managing director Martin Birchall
said that 2008 will be the fourth year in a row where the number of
vacancies for graduates has increased.
However, Mr noted that despite the strength of the market, a number
of employers have already chosen to close their schemes to 2008
"And with 280,000 students due to graduate in the summer,
competition for vacancies at employers who recruit on a year-round
basis is likely to be extremely tough," he warned.
High Fliers research publishes the annual UK Graduate Careers
Survey and has been conducting research into the graduate recruitment sector at the country's universities for 12
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