Specialising in graduate recruitment means a key part of my role is speaking to graduates on a daily basis and it seems that for a percentage, money is the most important factor (which is great if I am talking to a grad that wants a career in sales!!), however I always stress to any grad I chat with to think wider than just the salary.
Think about the company culture, the company benefits, social environment, training and progression opportunities!
Here are the top 9 highest-paid graduate jobs:
9. Management Trainee - Average graduate pay: £20k
8. Structural Engineer - Average graduate pay: £24,993k
7. Civil Engineer - Average graduate pay: £25k
6. Software Developer - Average graduate pay: £26k
5. Engineer - Average graduate pay: £26.5k
4. Mechanical Engineer - Average graduate pay: £26,949k
3. Software Engineer - Average graduate pay: £28,370k
2. Consultant - Average graduate pay: £28,370k
1. Analyst - Average graduate pay: £34,366k
The nine highest-paid industries for graduates have been announced by salary benchmark site Glassdoor. The key takeaway is that if you want to make a lot of dosh straight out of uni, you should study engineering. 5 of the top 9 big-money graduate jobs are some form of engineering job, though the top two were for other highly lucrative careers.