The graduate economy recovered quickly in 2014–15, so the graduate jobs market is now seeing significant shortages in some areas. If anything, they will be even more central to the UK graduate labour market in 2016. We now have widespread graduate shortages across a range of key sectors, such as engineering, building and construction, teaching, health, IT, business services and in niches throughout the economy. This will be a good time to graduate as an engineer, but even if you are not, there are areas of the economy that are short of graduates.
Quantitative social scientists are in demand, for example, so if you’re getting a geography or psychology degree, polish your stats skills and show how good you are with data. Your careers service will be able to give you pointers on industries to target.
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