According to a recent survey graduates who study economics at University earn more after five years in comparison to graduates who have studied other subjects.
Benchmarking website Emolument, which crowdsources data from 55,000 individuals, states that economics graduates can expect to be earning £45,000 within five years of graduation and rising to £126,000 after fifteen years of experience.
High Fliers, the independent market research company which specialises in student and graduate recruitment research, predicts that there will be more opportunities for this summer’s university-leavers than at any time in the last decade. However, the UK’s top employers have received 6% more graduate job applications so far, compared with the equivalent period in the 2013-2014 recruitment round. So competition is still fierce for jobs at top employers.
Graduates of Kent’s School of Economics are among the most employable in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2016. The School is ranked 5th in the UK for career prospects, with 86% of students finding graduate-level jobs or further study within six months of graduation, which is fantastic news in this very competive market.
City Disabilities, an organisation set up to assist students and professionals working with disabilities, have written an interesting article on whether students with disabilities should disclose their disability to a potential employer. The article offers advice on how to decide whether to disclose or not: