Despite graduates still competing more than ever for each vacancy, new figures show that there are more graduate job vacancies to fight for.
The latest ‘CBI/Harvey Nash Survey, Navigating Choppy Waters’ shows that 9% of companies expect to be hiring more graduates.
The survey took place between March and April 2011, showed that overall 29% of all employers are looking to increase their number of staff over the next six months. This could spark an increase in job vacancies for graduates.
Other research also shows that a university degree is still a worthwhile thing to gain with an earlier CBI study suggesting that by 2017, 56% more jobs will require people to have graduate-level qualifications. The demand for people without degrees will fall by 12% say CBI.
This is all good news for those about to graduate and those about to start a degree as it shows that despite the questions being raised a university degree is still a useful thing to have when looking for jobs.