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Revealed: These are the grad jobs that all final year students *really* want in 2024

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Whilst you’re sat mindlessly scrolling through Indeed or LinkedIn practically begging someone to give you a grad job, have you ever wondered how many other final years are doing the exact same thing? And applying for the exact same jobs as you? And does it make you feel like you don’t really stand a chance when the market is as insanely competitive as it is?

Well, some grad jobs are way more sought after than others and London Office Space has worked out the grad jobs that everyone really wants right now. Experts looked at the monthly Google searches made for grad roles across different sectors and how many entry level roles are open for them all on Glassdoor right now.

So, these are the grad jobs that all final years are desperate for right now:

10. Copywriter

The 10th most popular grad job everyone wants is in copywriting. Entry-level roles in copywriting get around 1,495.83 Google searches every single month. There are also currently 28 grad copywriter jobs available on Glassdoor right now.

9. Graphic Designer

One of the only creative jobs to make the list, graphic design grad jobs are ninth. It attracts 1,505 monthly Googles and there are currently 33 jobs open for applications.

8. Chef

Didn’t know you could even do grad schemes as a chef but here we are. With an average monthly search of 1,725.83 and the highest number of jobs open at 708, the culinary industry is apparently a very popular grad route.

7. Web Developer

One for the computer science students, grad jobs in web development have the seventh-highest Google searches per month at 2,106.67. There are however currently only nine entry-level jobs listed on Glassdoor right now.

6. Data Scientist

With 18 job listings currently open and with a search volume of 2,135.00, data science is the sixth most sought after grad job in 2024.

5. Software Engineer

The fifth most sought-after grad job is in software engineering. Another one for the computer science grads, entry-level jobs as a software engineer get around 2,531.67 Google searches a month. There are also 45 graduate jobs being advertised in software engineering on Glassdoor right now.

4. Software Developer

With an average of 2,902.5 Google searches every month, Software Development is the fourth most popular, and, according to London Office Space is “fundamental in building and implementing software solutions.” There are 15 listings for grad software developer roles right now.

3. Business Analyst

Placing third with an average monthly Google search volume of 2,999.17, are business analyst grad jobs. There are, however, only nine business analyst grad roles open on Glassdoor right now.

2. Project Manager

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With the second-highest monthly Google searches of 3,980.83, project management is the second most in-demand grad job. I couldn’t tell you what a project manager does other than… managing projects but it seems to be very popular with this year’s group final years. There are 24 job openings available on Glassdoor, highlighting a steady demand in the construction, IT, and healthcare industries especially.

1. Data Analyst

And topping the list for the grad jobs everyone is DESPERATE for in 2024 is a data analyst grad scheme. There are an average of 5,145.83 Google searches for data analyst graduate roles made every month and there are currently 68 current job listings on Glassdoor.

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