Thursday, 6 December 2012

Where else can you get a job outside London?

As a companion to yesterday's piece about cities outside London which produce graduates - and also because it's a bit harsh to leave out Liverpool and Newcastle - let's take a look at the other areas outside the capital which took on a lot of graduates last year.

Not surprisingly, Merseyside and Tyne and Wear, saw a significant number of graduates at all levels start work in the regions. Liverpool and Newcastle are both populous cities with relatively strong local labour markets. Also significant are affluent and densely-populated counties in the south-east that don't have many dominant population centres but do have lots of locations where graduates can find work - these regions tend not to take many doctoral graduates but do have an appetite for first degrees and other undergraduates. Lancashire covers a wide area and contains a number of large towns and hence takes on a lot of graduates, two thirds of whom were locally-domiciled last year. And the strong labour market for graduates in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire has a lot to do with the local universities - both region took on more doctoral graduates than PGCE last year due to the presence of local research powerhouses.

There are many other regions for graduates to look for work, but this gives an idea of where concentrations of jobs might be found.

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