The UK is highly globalized which means that the job market is competitive. Major industries in the UK include:
Services: Banking, Insurance and Business Services
Other important industries include: Metals, Chemicals, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Motor Vehicles, Food Processing, Textiles and Clothing and Electronic and Communications equipment.
There are currently a number of shortage occupations in a variety of sectors, including:
Arts : artists, dancers, graphic designers and musicians;
Education : secondary school teachers (particularly maths teachers);
Engineering : electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers, civil engineers and product and process engineers;
Healthcare : nurses, medical radiographers, pediatricians;
Hospitality : Chefs,Managers,Service Staff
IT : software developers and systems engineers;
Science : biological scientist and biochemists, physicists and geologists;
Social care : social workers
Graduate schemes are available at many of the UK’s large and multinational companies in sectors such as:
Banking, Engineering, Retail, Technology
In 2016 the accounting and professional services sector, and the public, engineering and industrial sectors had the most graduate vacancies. The highest graduate starting salaries were found in investment banking, law, and banking and finance.
According to The Guardian UK 300 2016/17 the most popular graduate employers include Google, Cancer Research UK, MI6, GlaxoSmithKline and Amazon.