Career academy graduates are on the hunt for jobs in the fast-growing economy and the UK’s job market is getting hotter than ever.
The jobs market is so hot that more people are looking for them than ever before, according to the latest data from the employment agency, which said that people are applying for jobs at rates of 50 per cent higher than in 2016.
“We are witnessing a record level of demand for people who have not only completed their education but also completed a career in education,” said Eoin O’Connor, head of careers at the agency.
“As the economy continues to recover from the global financial crisis, more people than ever are seeking a career with Rte, and we are seeing people coming forward with jobs that they want.”
The number of graduates working in the UK has more than doubled since 2014 to 2.3 million.
The latest data shows that the number of people aged 25 to 34 working in employment in the country has more now than in any other age group.
Rte’s graduates are a key demographic for the organisation.
The UK’s employment and social care sectors are booming and demand for career graduates is growing.
The average age of an Rte graduate is 30.6 years and nearly three quarters are working in social care.
Rt graduates make up a majority of the workforce in social services and are increasingly looking for jobs.
“The growth of the career academy is encouraging young people to think about careers and take up a new career and we would encourage all graduates to apply for jobs,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Rte graduates are at the forefront of this change.”
Many graduates are in work now with a full-time role, and many more are looking to become part-time professionals.
“The job market for graduates is expected to grow by about 8 per cent a year over the next five years, according the agency, with employers looking for candidates with the right experience and a strong work ethic.