A QUARTER OF FIRMS have increased their uptake of graduate placements in the last 12 months according to recent research.
IT business CaseWare surveyed 100 of the largest UK firms and found that 27% had increased their graduate intake with nearly 10% doubling it.
Investment in training for all employees also grew in the last year with just more than a quarter upping their spend in the area and 41% keeping the levels the same.
Respondents were also asked if their clients were showing greater confidence in the market than the same time last year, with 56% claiming lots or some confidence.
CaseWare MD Simon Warren (pictured), said:”We are starting to see promising signs of optimism in the accountancy sector. Increasing graduate levels and more investment in training is a good indication that things are improving.
“Accountancy firms’ clients too are showing more confidence in the economy than this time last year. Things are picking-up and the accountancy sector can finally look forward to growing demand following several tough years.”
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