How Can You Find Out More?
There is, of course, a lot of information out there and drilling down to information that is meaningful and reliable can be all the more baffling. So where do you start? Firstly have a look at employer websites which will provide an overview of what they do and some also have further news about industry trends. For a broad view of graduate recruitment, there are a number of reliable sources of information collated from across the UK via various graduate and university surveys. Some of the most relevant and publicised sources are signposted below.
Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU) - Leads on research into graduate careers. Use this resource to find out about various research studies and publications on graduate careers and use it to keep up to date with where graduates go and what careers they typically go into.
What do Graduates Do? 2015 - Use this annual publication to find out what graduates are doing 6 months after they graduate. Data collated in this report is taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) which is a survey every graduate will be asked to complete by their university 6 months after they have graduated from their first degree.
The Graduate Market 2016 - The latest review of the graduate employment market in Britain, including vacancies and salaries at leading UK employers. Data is produced by High Fliers Research a leading research agency in graduate recruitment within the UK. This annual publication can help give you an idea of trends in recruitment such as what skills graduate employers are mostly recruiting in, typical graduate starting salaries, the top 100 recruiters and much more within the graduate employment market.
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2015 - 2016 - The annual careers directory and website that showcases Britain's most sought-after graduate employers. This is also produced from the results of High Fliers and can offer lots of advice, case studies and articles on graduate careers.
Careers Central - What do Sheffield Graduates Do? - Destinations of SHU graduates from each faculty. This can provide some ideas of what SHU graduates from each course go into and can be used to identify potential career options.
Futuretrack - An academic research study that explores the relationship between higher education, career decision-making and labour market opportunities.
Prospects Job Sectors - An overview of industry sectors, including news and trends, career prospects, typical graduate roles and employers in the sector. The career planner here is particularly useful if you are unsure of what you want to do after graduating.
What do Graduates Earn? - A comparison of graduate and non-graduate salaries across industry sectors, produced by The Complete University Guide.
Guardian Careers - (part of The Guardian newspaper online) Articles, news and useful resources on careers, and preparing for the world of work.