Graduate jobs: growth in salaries and opportunities – certain sectors

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Annual Survey published today (Wednesday 9 September) reveals more graduates are being hired than ever before with a 13.2% rise in graduate vacancies for 2014-15.

  • 2% rise in vacancies and £1000 increase in starting salaries
  • Despite making up nearly 60% of all graduates, only 41.6% of graduate hires are women
  • Average Intern salaries now at £317/week
  • Just 11% of graduates leave in their first two years

Average graduate salaries are up 3.7% from last year, rising from £27,000 to £28,000. The median salary after three years on the job has also risen by 4.5% to £35,000, although rates of salary progression vary between different sectors. Salaries for internships have risen by 3.3% to £317 per week.

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