London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/01/2015 -- According to recent research published by the Association of Graduate Recruiters and High Fliers Research, graduate job positions are predicted to rise by as much 11.9% in 2015, which is more than 2013 and 2014 combined. GSR2R, a successful recruitment-to-recruitment company who help graduates gain employment in the recruitment consultant industry across a range of sectors, have commented.
For students contemplating higher education in the current economic climate, the decision is not an easy one given the steep costs just to enrol each year. The one thing they need to be guaranteed is that having a degree actually increases their employability status, otherwise it would be hard for them to see the point of investing the time and money rather than seeking employment straight from school.
In 2009, for example, graduate vacancies dipped as far down as 17.8%, then after rises in 2010 and 2011, it dropped by 0.8% again. When in 2014 vacancies were increased by 8.7%, it proved to be the biggest increase in graduate employment in 7 years and will hopefully begin to reassure students about their potential for being hired into a graduate placement.
Martin Birchall, High Fliers Research's Managing Director, commented that "Graduate recruitment at Britain's top employers is this year set to reach its highest level...and starting salaries are on the rise, too."Whilst the highest rises in graduate employment are in the IT and telecommunications fields, Birchall commented that the diversity of fields does not stop there:"There are also more graduate jobs at leading retailers, consumer-goods companies, consultancy firms, media companies, engineering and industrial firms, and in banking and finance".
The increase in graduate positions across the job market is great news for recruitment agencies such as GSR2R, who help to place graduates into recruitment positions in companies from all varieties of sectors. A spokeswoman for the company remarked"We are delighted that graduate vacancies are increasing so substantially, as it will help to encourage school-leavers to pursue a degree against the down-force of the steep tuition fees. Young people have been starting to lack the inspiration to follow their educational dreams given the bleak outlook on the other end.
We believe that graduates are among some of the brightest and most inspired individuals in the unemployment chain, and we strive to ensure we can accommodate for and help to place as many people as we can. Many companies like to receive ambitious graduates straight out of university so as to have the opportunity to train and mould them to their company's needs, and we wish all prospective graduates the best of luck getting onto their chosen career ladder in the future."
GSR2R are a rec-to-rec company in London who also deal in the placement of graduates into recruitment roles. They have over 13 years' industry experience, working in a variety of sectors, from construction and engineering, to banking and finance.
More information can be found on their website: www.gsr2r.com
Company name: GSR2R Ltd
Tel: 0203 696 1212
Contact person: Claire Reynolds
Address: 4th Floor
15 Little Portland Street