20 January 2015: According to a recent study, there has been a significant rise in graduate employment in the UK, highlighting how the graduate jobs market is continuing to change.

Research from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit shows that the jobs market is picking up for young people in Britain, as early graduate unemployment saw its biggest fall in 15 years in 2014. The research also reveals that prospects for graduates going into areas, hit severely by the recession, have improved significantly in the past year, with all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects experiencing lower unemployment rates.

IT consultancy BJSS is just one of the employers in the north of England offering a graduate recruitment programme and are looking for prospective candidates at the universities of Sheffield, Durham, Nottingham, Huddersfield, Leeds, Newcastle and York.

Stuart Bullock, Head of Client Services at BJSS and Member of its Board says, “We are delighted to be offering this new initiative to help graduates take their first steps on the career path and assist in maximising their skills in the workplace. Graduates will work on real project delivery, in a diverse, global environment.”

BJSS offers graduate opportunities to take their first steps towards a professional career within software development. The programme is open to graduates with a mathematics, science or computer science qualification.

Bristol University graduate Guy Flavell has recently experienced the benefits of the programme first hand. “Since joining BJSS as a graduate in May, I’ve been given the chance to work on a wide range of challenging modules covering topics including concurrency, defensive programming and different testing techniques.

“The BJSS graduate programme has given me the opportunity to speak with my tutors and fellow graduates on a regular basis about research and the differences in how people approach a specific problem, or challenge.

“With expert guidance, I know that the training I’m receiving is an invaluable learning experience and I’m gathering new skills every day for my future career.”