We asked graduates to tell us how long after starting with their employers do they expect to achieve certain milestones… and the results are in!

So which are the best sectors to work in if you are aiming for faster progression in the following categories?

1. Managing People

Fastest Expected Progression:

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism (1 year)

Retail (2 year)

Charity, Education & the Public Sector (2 year)

Avoid: Insurance, Banking & Finance, Scientific Services

2. 50% pay-rise relative to starting salary

HR & Employment (3 years)

Law (3 years)

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism (3 years)

Avoid: Scientific Services, Engineering & Manufacturing, Charity, Education & Public Sector

3. 100% pay-rise relative to starting salary

Accounting (5 years)

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism (5 years)

Law (5 years)

Avoid: Scientific Services, Engineering & Manufacturing, Construction

4. International Travel

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism (1 year)

Scientific Services (2 years)

Management Consulting (2 years)

Avoid: Property, Construction, Transport, Transportation & Logistics

When each graduate completes a job review with TheJobCrowd, we ask them a number of questions such as ‘what is most important to your career?’ or ‘how long do you expect to stay in your current job?’. These responses from thousands of grads have given us some great insights into what they’re really after.

To find out more about TheJobCrowd’s graduate insights, say hello at info@thejobcrowd.com


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