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The Graduate Market in 2011

S u m m a r y A l m o s t a l l o f t h e U K s l e a d i n g g r a d u a t e e m p l o y e r s a r e o f f e r i n g w o r k e x p e r i e n c e p r o g r a m m e s f o r s t u d e n t s a n d r e c e n t g r a d u a t e s d u r i n g t h e 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 1 a c a d e m i c y e a r a t o t a l o f 1 0 , 6 6 5 p l a c e s a r e a v a i l a b l e .

Three-fifths of employers are providing industrial placements for undergraduates (typically for 6-12 months) or vacation work lasting more than three weeks.

Nearly two-thirds of recruiters warn that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes.

At least half the graduate vacancies advertised this year by City investment banks and the leading law firms are likely to be filled by graduates who have already completed work experience with the employer.


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