Firms still attract graduates

Accountancy was one of only four professions which saw an increase in the number of graduate vacancies in 1999, according to a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The profession came in third with a four per cent increase behind insurance (ten per cent) and construction (five per cent). The average starting salary for graduates was £17,500 with one in four graduates starting work on £21,000 or more.

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