11% rise in graduate and trainee opportunities

11% rise in graduate and trainee opportunities


New figures released on Tuesday 13th May by the totaljobs Barometer reveal an 11% year-on-year increase in graduate and trainee vacancies.  This has led to a fall in the level of competition for jobs, with the number of applications per position down by 22% compared to the same period last year.

Among the regions ahead of the national increase are Scotland (where graduate and trainee opportunities are up by 32%), the East Midlands (up 29%) and Wales (up 19%).

“It’s encouraging to see that there are more vacancies available for graduates and other people looking for entry-level roles,” says totaljobs.com graduate director Mike Fetters.  “It looks like things are really starting to look up for young people, who were hit hard by the recession.

“Once someone has their foot in the door after securing that all important first role, it becomes much easier to progress in the workplace.  I’m confident that we’ll continue to see an increase in job opportunities as we move into an economic upturn.”

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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