Job opportunities for grads looking up, report finds

According to a new report from jobs search engine Adzuna, after years of high youth unemployment and cutbacks in recruitment drives by the big employers, things are looking up for young people and graduates.

Graduate vacancies were up 37% on the year in April as employer optimism grew and several large graduate employers including PwC, Deloitte and Teach First are all currently advertising over 1,000 entry-level roles.

The report also found that nearly 50% of graduate jobs were in London and the South East.

Andrew Hunter, Adzuna’s co-founder said: “Despite an increase in entry-level vacancies, competition still remains fierce amongst the top graduate employers, with over 160 Class of 2013 graduates battling it out for places on the country’s top grad schemes.”