Media jobs set to rise by 13.8 per cent
For many graduates searching for media jobs, London is their first port of call; however recent research has shown that graduate media jobs across the country are set to rise this year.
The findings, published by the government and cited on GairrHydd.com, showed that the number of graduate media vacancies were set to rise by 13.8 per cent in 2011.
Furthermore, graduate recruitment rose by 12.6 per cent in 2010, with a 9.4 per cent increase expected to follow over the coming months.
“It is heartening to see that the job market is finally picking up,” said the chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), Carl Gilleard.
“These results that the graduate market is overcoming the impact of the recession and anticipating further growth. It will be essential for organisations to invest in graduate talent if they want to meet recruitment targets, prevent candidate dropout and retain the most talented employees,” he added on Agr.org.uk.
Furthermore, the median average starting salary for a graduate has shot up to £29,000; positive news for those working hard to find a suitable graduate role. However in order to obtain such a handsome salary, graduates have been urged to develop strong work experience.
“If you can get work experience, then do it. It is really valuable and will highlight your intent,” said careers advisor, Les Rees.
“If you’ve got it, make use of it. A lot of employers are looking for it.”