Local recruitment consultancy, AP Group, has noticed a significant increase in junior and trainee vacancies in Guernsey.
This is going to be of huge benefit to local students, new graduates returning to the island and school leavers eager to begin their careers.
There could, however, be a shortage of junior staff if this trend continues, especially if A-level students choose to further their studies at university and if this year's university graduates do not all return to Guernsey.
AP Group alone has over 50 junior positions available at present, and AP Personnel senior manager Steve Gibson predicts a rise in this figure. 'Organisations are becoming more aware of the importance of succession planning and promoting from within, which gives junior staff of today excellent career prospects,' he says.
Steve, who specialises in finance recruitment, went on to say, 'More and more organisations are putting in place graduate trainee programmes to help identify tomorrow's business leaders.'
However, this rise is not only significant in Guernsey's financial sector. Commercial business on the island is also on the rise and so, in turn, are the number of vacancies. AP Commercial senior manager Richard Clarke said, 'AP Group has a number of junior roles available. These are spread across a diverse employment market within organisations that vary greatly in size and focus, giving candidates a wide variety of careers to consider.'
Richard was also keen to point out that graduate schemes were not exclusive to the finance sector. 'A number of commercial organisations offer graduate training programmes, and some even run bursary schemes to attract candidates looking for a company that will offer them a career path,' he concluded.