To many job-seeking graduates, it seems unbelievable – but a new survey suggests that many employers are struggling to fill their graduate vacancies for this year. With nearly nine in ten graduate employers admitting they have positions that they can’t find suitable candidates for, there could be hundreds of good quality, well-paid graduate roles currently lying vacant.
The poll – from the Association of Graduate Recruiters AGR, which sampled 68 of its 750 member organisations – found that 87% of graduate employers said they can’t find suitable applicants. If the remaining members report similar problems, there could be hundreds – maybe even thousands – of graduate vacancies. Employers claim it’s because the candidates simply aren’t good enough – but one recruiter told Graduate Fog that bosses should share the blame.
The poll found that the highest percentages of vacancies were found to be in the areas of IT 26%, Electrical/Electronic Engineering 23% and General Management 18%. Employers also reported vacancies nationwide, and urged graduates to think about opportunities outside of London and the South East, saying there are a great many positions still available across the UK.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Madness! Employers report hundreds of unfilled graduate vacancies | Graduate Fog.
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