U.K. university leavers face a double boon this summer, with both graduate vacancies and wages seen up on last year, according to the latest data.
Figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) show that, on average, employers reported a healthy 17 percent increase in the number of vacancies in their companies for graduates. The banking and financial services industries showed the largest predicated increase—an impressive 54 percent.
Also reflecting improved business confidence, graduate starting salaries are set to improve, with the median rising £500 ($853) from last year to £27,000. Graduate investment bankers or fund managers can expect the largest rewards, with median starting salaries of £43,500.