According to a recent report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates are currently earning 4.47% more than university leavers with a first degree in other subjects.
Furthermore the study, which is based on data from the UK Labour Force survey, found that professionals working in STE occupations earn 19% more than those not working in STE roles.
FDM Group Recruitment Manager, Madeleine Field, said “It is widely recognised that the IT industry is highly lucrative and can lead graduates into high flying positions with impressive rates of pay and career prospects. These latest figures certainly emphasise this and should be used to draw graduates to the industry.”
The UK’s largest IT graduate employer, FDM Group, is dedicated to combating the IT skills shortage by promoting IT careers and is urging graduates with related degrees to take note of these latest figures.
As the REA report pointed out, “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are subject areas that are deemed crucial for a modern economy. Having a sufficient supply of skilled workers trained in these subjects is seen as a pressing policy priority.”
And with just 44.2% of employed graduates working within the industry six months after graduating in 2010, the ‘Best Technical Graduate Recruiter’ of 2010 firmly believes in the value of combating the IT skills shortage by attracting graduates to the industry.
Madeleine Field went on to say, “The maintenance of a steady flow of graduates into the IT industry is crucial to the success of the sector and consequently the economy as a whole. As a company that has been training and recruiting graduates for over 21 years, we understand how beneficial their contribution can be.”
The international IT services provider is renowned for its award winning graduate scheme which offers university leavers the chance to launch a career in IT through a unique combination of industry centred training and real commercial experience.
In 2011 the firm ranked in 9th position of TheJobCrowd’s 50 ‘Top Companies For Graduates to Work For.’
This post was submitted by sheira gorris.