Number of graduate vacancies goes up by 37%


The number of entry-level roles available for graduates has risen by 37% year-on-year, with 15,732 vacancies being advertised last month, new research from Adzuna suggests.

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The UK Job Market Report drawn up by Adzuna also points out that the average starting salary offered to graduates in April was £24,105, which is an increase of 1% compared to March.

The increase in graduate vacancies could be driven by a lack of suitable candidates, according to separate research by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

In a poll of 68 organisations, 87% have unfilled graduate vacancies for 2014. One of the main reasons for positions staying open is the standard of applications – 67% said they have not been of sufficient quality, a news source could reveal.

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