In our last blog entry we looked at the graduate recruitment market in the UK and what it takes to secure a place on a graduate trainee programme. In our next blog, Relationship Manager-David Shute, gives us an insight into where and how Cass students get hired as well as a more in-depth look at alternatives to joining graduate trainee programmes.
So where do Cass students get hired?
You only have to browse the alumni pages of Cass Business School on LinkedIn to see the diverse range of industries, job roles and countries that our students work in and this is reflected in our annual survey of destinations of Cass Post Graduates.
Looking at our most recent survey of the graduating Class of 2014, the top four recruiters of Cass MSc students were the ‘Big Four’ Professional Services firms – PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG, which perhaps reflects the volume of graduates that these employers recruit for. For example PwC was the UK’s second largest employer of graduates in 2014 reporting that they will be taking on 1,570 graduates this summer.
Similarly, other top recruiters of Cass students in 2014 were large organisations in sectors such as Consultancy (e.g. Accenture, Capita), Banking and Financial Services (e.g. JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, RBS, HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group), and Real Estate (CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle).
These, again, are large organisations and as such will recruit in higher numbers compared to smaller organisations and taking a further look at our data for the class of 2014 many are employed by Small to Medium Enterprises and include: Cambridge Guarantee Group, SCIO Capital and Stephanie Churchill PR. Continue Reading →