Jobs in finance remain attractive to graduates – London Business News


CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, today releases the results of a survey it conducted of the career prospects of more than 15,000 current university students and recent graduates aged 18 to 25 years in 15 markets.

The results show that globally, 58% of people surveyed still feel confident about their career prospects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results also indicate that traditionally stable fields, such as finance, remain attractive to graduates navigating these uncertain times. In fact, respondents across the 15 markets ranked finance as one of the top five most helpful majors for finding a career. Overall, graduates rated medicine / science the most stable and attractive, followed by healthcare and education.

“Students and recent graduates are more flexible and confident in their outlook than ever before,” said Margaret Franklin, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute. “The pandemic has forced many graduates to reassess their expected career paths, and they have shown remarkable resilience despite the circumstances. It is now incumbent on companies to adapt to new realities, such as hybrid workplaces, in order to attract and retain the young talent we need to help us out of the pandemic.

“It is encouraging to see that many graduates still view finance as a stable and attractive career path. It is worrying, however, that graduates currently do not view the industry as having a positive social impact. This issue will only increase in importance, and industry leaders must ensure that we are at the forefront of educating students about the positive impact that an investment career can have on people and people. our planet, ”Franklin concluded.


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