04 Jul 2012 00:01
The bi annual report on the graduate careers market at the UK top graduate employers finds that the average starting salary for graduates is set to rise higher than previously predicted to £26,500, and signs of a gradual return to stability in the graduate jobs market.
Ian Powell, chairman and senior partner, PwC said:
“It is promising to see that the quality of applications is improving and our own experience mirrors this. For employers the demand for jobs at all levels is unprecedented. We've received 40,000 applications at experienced level and 33,000 at student and graduate level in the last year, for around 2500 jobs.
“Employers have to invest much more time in helping students understand what they can and need to do to develop their career.
“We have made a conscious decision to start the conversation with students earlier, to support talented students as early as possible. We're helping them understand more about the skills, experience and options they have, and what we're looking for as a business.
"We’re working a lot more with secondary schools, colleges and careers advisors to start the conversation before students leave school or college. We also now have more routes to jobs with PwC than ever before, including flexible shadowing and summer business school experiences."
Notes to Editors:
For more information, comment or to speak to a graduate or student joining PwC, please contact Rowena Mearley / +44 7841 563 180
1. PwC is the largest private sector graduate recruiter. PwC opened recruitment for 1200 graduates, 450 interns and 100 A Level students in August 2011.
2. This year PwC have increased places in our summer residential business school 'Talent Academy' by 50%, part of a programme of 400 places nationwide for internship and student placements.
3. Placements on PwC's new female partner shadowing scheme have begun, and will run throughout summer. The programmes is designed to encourage women to consider a career in professional services, and the response from students has been very strong.
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