For the fifth consecutive year, Milkround is the most widely-used graduate recruitment website on campus, according to a survey of finalists at the UK’s leading universities.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2012, produced by High Fliers Research, interviewed 17,737 final year students at 30 top universities in March 2012.
The survey confirms that Milkround has been used by 45 per cent of finalists during their job search, the largest market share recorded by any graduate recruitment website in the 18 years that High Fliers Research has produced its annual survey.
Milkround has now been the most-used graduate recruitment website in The UK Graduate Careers Survey in eight out of the last 12 years and, according to internal SiteCatalyst metrics, has averaged 467,611 visits a month in 2012 – an increase of 41 percent on the same period last year.
In the last 12 months Milkround made a statement of intent by updating its tagline to ‘careers of the highest degree’, highlighting a commitment to helping students and graduates gain career confidence. Giving users direct access to employers and experts in the form of live Q&A sessions has offered them the chance to get personalised career advice.
All future developments will be led by this vision to provide students and graduates information that offers clarity to their careers and jobs from internships and placements through to graduate jobs and schemes.
That dedication includes the ongoing publication of Graduate Career, it’s free quarterly supplement in The Times featuring content by its leading journalists. Graduate Career together with its microsite, offer exclusive reports on the jobs market, case studies of graduate employees and detailed insights into a wide range of career areas.
The latest edition is out today (Wednesday, May 23rd) featuring a report on why banking is facing a loss in popularity among graduates, a Diamond Jubilee spotlight including how the Royal Household offers a prestigious career option, what really happens in an HR role, the winners of The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2012 and whether internships are still worth considering.
General Manager Rachel Johnson said: “To be number one for the fifth year in a row is an incredible achievement by Milkround and we’re delighted finalists continue to use us as a key tool in launching their graduate careers. The 45 percent has also means we have widened the gap on our closest competitor – and we aim to do even better next year.
“We’re committed to building career confidence among all students and graduates as they face a tough task finding a job in the current economic climate. We want to ensure they can find the help and guidance they need to build up their CVs while at university, then the jobs matching their career aspirations.”