Digital companies should hire more graduates and entry-level candidates in a bid to cash in on a soar in demand for junior digital roles, argues Bubble Jobs.
Bubble Jobs, a niche digital jobs board, specialises in advertising online, eCommerce, media and digital marketing vacancies, reported a 22% increase in junior/graduate-level candidates signing up to the site in Q2 compared with the same period last year.
This is the highest number of sign-ups of junior and graduate-level candidates the site has seen in a single quarter since its launch in April 2011.
MD of Bubble Job Adam Butwilowski said: “We normally see a surge in candidates looking for more junior digital jobs around Q2 but as our figures show, this year there’s definitely more demand than ever before.
“It’s interesting to see that while we’ve noticed a clear demand for more junior creative roles in the past, this year we’re definitely seeing more of an even spread, with copywriting and media coming out on top. This demonstrates that graduates are now becoming more and more aware of just how diverse the digital sector is and the type and variety of roles available.
“With a clear demand from digitally-focused junior candidates, we’re now urging companies to reconsider their hiring plans to ensure they don’t miss out on a potential wealth of junior candidates who can bring fresh eyes and real enthusiasm to their digital business.”
The message from Bubble Jobs comes just a week after a new report revealed that confidence in the UK graduate job market is at its highest for more than a decade.