More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

Thanks to my colleague Jo Fairweather for this quick update following the recent release of the UK graduate destinations data for 2014/15 graduates. It gives a great insight into trends in the graduate recruitment market – Rebecca

Graduate destinations just released for 2014/15 show that more leavers are working in professional services. Nearly two thirds of leavers’ jobs fall into five sectors:

• Human health and social work activities (20.3%)
• Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
(13.9%)
• Education (12.1%)
• Professional, scientific and technical activities (12.0%)
• Information and communication (7.0%)

The proportion of full-time first degree leavers who work in the five service areas has increased slightly year by year since 2011/12. The same trend was observed in ‘Human health and social work activities’, ‘Education’, ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’, and ‘Information and communication’. In contrast, a reverse trend is evident in ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’, ‘Accommodation and food service activities’, and ‘Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’.

Further information can be found here

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