Graduate jobs vanishing, says poll of recruiters

“Students face a ‘very slim’ chance of a graduate-level job this summer according to a poll of 100 of the country’s best-known companies which shows that one in six such posts have already been cut. Most graduate traineeships are already taken and positions in the City alone are down 47%. It is the first widespread acknowledgement from leading employers that they are reducing recruitment. A Guardian investigation last week revealed widespread fears about the graduate jobs market, with some companies restricting recruitment to just five top universities. Today’s poll was conducted by High Fliers Research, which specialises in the graduate recruitment market …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Guardian, 14 January]

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