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London Financial Job Numbers Lowest For 16 Years

The number of London-based financial services jobs average for 2012 is estimated to be 255,000 compared with peak of 354,000 in 2007.

New estimates from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) show a sharp downward revision in the number of City jobs.

Cebr now estimate that the average number of City jobs for . . . → Read More: London Financial Job Numbers Lowest For 16 Years

Competition for jobs in professional services

Leading professional services firms have already been swamped with graduate applications for 2012.

Ernst & Young has received more than 3,200 applications for fewer than 800 jobs; in practice, and allowing for interns from summer 2011 already offered positions, there are only between 480 and 560 jobs available.

At KPMG they have received 7,200 applications . . . → Read More: Competition for jobs in professional services

Do all the advertised graduate jobs exist?

Have you been busy applying for graduate jobs in banking and financial services? What level of response have you received? I have feedback that suggests the number of actual vacancies is far less than might be expected from the corporate websites.

I’m told that one investment bank has already recruited 90% of the planned 2012 . . . → Read More: Do all the advertised graduate jobs exist?

KPMG on the hunt for 75,000 graduates worldwide

Professional services firm KPMG will recruit about 75,000 graduates worldwide over the next three years, representing a 25% increase in the firm’s historical resourcing target.

The global member firm network has identified a need to take on about 250,000 new hires over the next five years, and graduate recruitment plays an essential role in meeting . . . → Read More: KPMG on the hunt for 75,000 graduates worldwide

Finance Career provides springboard for FTSE CEOs

Ambitious young graduates would do well to seek a career in finance to act as a springboard to land top jobs on Britain’s boards.

Clive Davis, director at finance staffing specialist Robert Half, was highlighting his firm’s latest research, which shows 49% of serving chief executives in the current FTSE 100 Index have financial backgrounds, . . . → Read More: Finance Career provides springboard for FTSE CEOs