Major employers plan to recruit around 1,200 extra U.K. graduates this year, sending recruitment in the country to a seven-year high, according to a report out on Monday.
Following a survey of 100 leading public and private and non-governmental organizations, High Fliers Research found that graduate recruitment would rise by 8.7 percent in 2014, the biggest annual gain in four years. Companies surveyed include FTSE 100 and Dow mainstays such as General Electric, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, BAE Systems, Barclays and Tesco.
“This very significant increase in graduate vacancies at Britain’s top employers means the job prospects for graduates leaving university this year are the best they’ve been since the start of the recession seven years ago,” said Martin Birchall, the managing director of High Flier Research, which specializes in student and graduate recruitment research.
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