Manchester is named one of the top cities in the UK for graduate jobs

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Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the jobs market.

Britain is officially in a recession, and according to the latest figures, national employment has suffered its biggest slump for a decade.

With the economy suffering, the UK cuts a pretty forlorn figure right now.

But in reality, it’s not all doom and gloom.

A closer look at the data reveals that young people – a group who’ve been hit particularly hard by the pandemic – are actually well placed to get themselves on the career ladder in Manchester.

Debut Careers, one of the leading resources for graduate roles in the UK, has done the maths and uncovered as many 149 jobs currently up for grabs in the city and surrounding areas.

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The stats rank Manchester as the second best spot in the whole country to find a job fresh out of uni.

According to the study, London appeared to have the most opportunities, whereas Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds all ranked in the top five.

Northern neighbours Liverpool also made the list – along with Sheffield a little further afield.

The full list of the top 10 cities for graduate jobs, according to Debut, is as follows:

  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Birmingham
  4. Bristol
  5. Leeds
  6. Cambridge
  7. Nottingham
  8. Sheffield
  9. Liverpool
  10. Plymouth

A little more good news: Debut has also stated that the number of opportunities are expected to grow further in the coming months – particularly once graduate employers open up their roles for applications in September.

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Michele Trusolino, CEO and Founder of Debut Careers commented: “Finding that first job as a student or a graduate has always been daunting.

“We know there are hundreds of graduate schemes, all with differing entry requirements, and employers and opportunities you have probably never even heard of. That’s why we created Debut and helping students remains at the very core of what we do.

“Given the recent uncertainty around COVID-19 and employers cancelling or changing their internships and graduate programmes, we felt more than ever the need to help.

“Our team has been working hard these past two months and we are proud to announce we have just released an upgrade to our architecture that allows Debut to have every single graduate job and internship in the UK on the platform. 

“We are so excited to be able to build something that will truly serve the student and graduates in what is such a difficult time.”

Visit the Debut platform for more information on the study and available roles in Manchester and beyond.

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