Graduate law jobs to defy downturn with 2009 rise
The number of graduate positions in the legal profession is set to increase during 2009, despite a widespread drop-off in opportunities across a host of other industries, new research has revealed. According to the Graduate Recruitment Survey 2009 Winter Review, compiled by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), the number of graduate positions in the legal sector is likely to rise by 2%.The projected increase is in contrast to a number of other industries that are likely to see a decline in opportunities in the coming 12 months. The banking and financial services sector is predicted to see a decrease in graduate jobs of 10.7%, while investment banking and fund managers are set to be the hardest hit with a drop of 28%. Across the board, vacancies are expected to decline by 5.4%.
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