This obviously varies from case to case, but even though it’s very difficult to predict how much a graduate will earn it is possible to look at research and take an informed guess.
Research from 2015 showed that graduate starting salaries at the UK is, on average, £28,000.
A quarter of top graduate programmes l pay new recruits more than £35,000 when they start work, and ten organisations are offering at least £40,000 to graduates.
The most generous salaries in 2015 are those on offer from investment banks (on average £31,250), law firms (£37,000), banking and finance firms (£31,250) and oil and energy companies (£26,750).
The Sunday Times’ latest ‘Good University Guide’ has listed universities and the average starting salary for their graduates. Here is the top ten:
- Imperial - £29,198
- LSE - £27,966
- Cambridge - £26,572
- Oxford - £25,974
- Bath - £24,783
- UCL - £24,647
- Kings College London - £24,247
- Buckingham - £24,175
- Warwick - £23,742
- Bristol - £23,419