The ten industries desperate to fill graduate jobs

There’s a bit of a skills gap going on in Britain causing employers to compete for talent in some job roles. The top ten industries with the most demand for graduates – and the most popular degrees – has now been revealed.

According to Crossrail, the UK has the lowest representation of women engineers of any European country, at just 8.5 per cent of the workforce

The data came from job site CV Library, which found there was almost a 25 per cent year-on-year growth of graduate jobs posted in January 2016.

CV-Library found that engineering and IT were among the top three sectors that are after graduates.

The top ten sectors with the most graduate jobs are:

(1) Engineering – 1,204 jobs
(2) Education – 1,139 jobs
(3) IT – 893 jobs
(4) Construction – 817 jobs
(5) Personnel/Recruitment – 708 jobs
(6) Manufacturing – 540 jobs
(7) Medical – 534 jobs
(8) Marketing – 533 jobs
(9) Accounting/Financial – 508 jobs
(10) Admin – 500 jobs

According to a study from EngineeringUK, 27 per cent of total UK money comes from the Engineering industry – so you can see it’s pretty important they fill those gaps. Especially if you’re someone who possesses the skills to fill such a role!


The company also highlighted the ten most desired degrees within graduate positions:

(1) Civil Engineering
(2) Mechanical Engineering
(3) Structural Engineering
(4) Core Sciences (chemistry, biology and physics)
(5) Mathematics
(6) English (literature and language)
(7) Physical Education
(8) Computing
(9) Computing Science
(10) Construction (across a broad range of disciplines)

Here at The Sheffield College, we can help you towards any of the above graduate positions! From Civil Engineering to Mechanical Engineering, Science to Maths, Computers to Sport, there’s a course here for you all! Click the relevant link to find out more, or click here to view all of our courses!


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