Student Recruitment Bounces Back – Keep Looking!

Thanks to Steve Norman, Link Careers Consultant for the Business School and the School of Economics, for this optimistic summary.

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) represent many employers who recruit students so they have a useful insight into the current job market. A recent ISE article, ‘Student Recruitment bounces back’ gives some hope for the future.

ISE surveyed their members (in April) to ask about future recruitment plans:

“The largest proportion of employers told us that they are recruiting around the same amount as they were last year, but there is a clear shift in a positive direction.”

Recruitment is no longer shrinking, and that’s a positive message at this time, with employers having some degree of optimism about growth.

As the ISE article reports:

“… let’s celebrate while we can. It looks like 2021 will be a good year for student recruitment, that businesses are growing and that there will be more opportunities for young people.”

What does this mean for you?

Well, the key message is that if you haven’t yet been successful in getting a job for the summer or after graduation – keep looking!

Here are some tips:

  • It’s May and on MyCareerHub we currently have over 580 graduate vacancies and over 300 internships/summer jobs.
  • Watch out for ways to connect with employers, including the Graduate Jobs Fair Online on Wednesday 2nd June. Currently, there are over 65 employers attending this virtual fair.
  • And, of course, the Careers Service is open throughout the summer to help you keep looking and support you whatever stage you are at.

From 17th May 2021, you can drop in and see us at either of our offices, Monday – Friday 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. We’ll continue to offer all our services online too.

Stay informed – read a variety of sector insights in our series of blog updates from a recent ISE virtual conference.



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