8 December 2017

Unemployment for recent graduates has dropped to 5.3%, its lowest level since 1989.

Charlie Ball of Prospects  resports that the graduate labour market has held up well despite the economic and political shocks of 2016 in a recent article featured in the Independent.  

"Employers continue to recruit and need skilled workers, but some graduates are not behaving as they usually do in this kind of climate, they're turning to further study.”   As a consequence, we have fewer graduates entering the jobs market than in the last two years, just when the labour market is robust and skills shortages are more serious than ever."  

If you are currently still seeking work and feel that you would benefit from further support from Careers, we have a dedicated programme for recent graduates including coaching, internship opportunities as well as access to a range of resources to help you with your job hunting.  If you would like more information about this scheme please contact careers@lancaster.ac.uk