Competition for graduate positions continues to rise in the UK with over 50 applicants for every available graduate job. Unemployment among 18-25 year olds is the highest it’s been for decades and graduates are finding it tougher than ever to land an entry-level position. But there are glimmers of hope in the market, with top employment companies Milkround and Adzuna teaming up to launch a nationwide campaign to find Britain’s “Graduate of the Year 2013”.
Recent data from job site Adzuna.co.uk shows that there are currently 18,460 graduate jobs currently available in the UK, but more graduates than ever are fighting it out for these positions. There are over 100 applicants per graduate job in competitive sectors such as Finance, Healthcare and Law. Finance graduates have to fight it out with 118 applicants for every role.
The Adzuna and Milkround competition, open to all recent and soon-to-be graduates, will reward the brightest and best graduates in their field – from academics and student politicians to sports people and young entrepreneurs. Applicants must answer a series of simple questions about themselves and what makes them special, and the winner will be rewarded with the following prize:
- An internship with a top UK company (including eBay, L’Oreal, Sony & Google)
- A cash prize of £1000
- A CV clinic with a top UK entrepreneur
- The Illustrious Crown of “Graduate of the Year 2013”
Applications for Graduate of the Year are open from today and will stay open until midnight on the 1st July 2013. Students and recent university graduates can appy directly here –http://www.adzuna.co.uk/jobs/graduate-of-the-year.html and the overall winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the 1st August 2013.
Adzuna.co.uk is a search engine for classified ads used by over 1.5 million visitors per month, which makes it easier to find the right job, property or car. We search thousands of websites, so you don’t have to, and bring together millions of ads so you can find them all in one place. We add powerful search, insightful market data and social connections, so you can find your perfect ad with a little help from your friends. Adzuna’s data also powers the Number 10 Dashboard, used by the Prime Minister and senior officials to keep track of economic growth on a daily basis.
Adzuna.co.uk was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla, and is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures. For more information, please contact Flora Lowther at email@example.com or 07921670478.
Milkround.com is the UK’s leading graduate recruitment website, providing students and recent graduates with access to the latest internships, graduate jobs and schemes, as well as news and advice. The site unites quality students and graduates with leading employers through online recruitment advertising, direct emailing and brand management. Milkround has an exclusive database of more than 800,000 students and graduates, maintained by a dedicated marketing team, travelling the country’s universities and attending graduate fairs, as well as through other online and offline marketing initiatives.
For the last five years, High Fliers Research has rated Milkround as the UK’s most widely-used graduate recruitment website in their annual UK Graduate Careers Survey. For more information, please contact Laura Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org