Recruiters in the UK get the privilege of more graduates applying
for positions than in other countries around the world and get away
with offering reduced salaries once taking on staff, a study has
A report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has
combined market research and surveys from six countries - the UK,
Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and the US.
These covered areas such as starter salaries and application
figures, with employers in the UK benefitting from an average of 49
applicants from graduate job hunters per position.
This is superior to the average of 43 in Australia and 40 in South
Furthermore, the highest pay is received by those obtaining
graduate jobs in Hong Kong, who receive approximately £40,000 on
average, with university leavers in the UK making just
Carl Gilleard, chief executive of AGR, said: "The political,
economic and cultural environment in which organisations recruit
and develop graduates is becoming increasingly global."
Market research company High Fliers discovered during a study last
year that companies were receiving a third more applications per
position than was the case in 2008.
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