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Top ten highest paid graduate jobs in the UK

According to High Fliers’ recent graduate market report the average salary for fresh-off-the-mill, BA (Hons) wielding graduate is £29,000, but a lucky few get paid a lot more than that in their first year out of education. The organisation, which annually surveys the graduate job market, reports that ten employers are offering to pay salaries in excess of £40,000 to their newbies. We took a look at who these employers are, what exactly they are paying their chosen few and what they get up to as they welcome their graduates to ‘the grind’.

PLEASE NOTE: We have tried to give an even spread to different industries. This list should not be taken as definitive, there are a number of relatively small and very discreet employers who we will have overlooked and many of who make a point of not publishing their graduate salaries. All stated salaries should be taken as a minimum. We have not included any bonuses, or signing on bonuses.

Goldman Sachs // INVESTMENT BANKING // £52,000

Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City

Latham Watkins // LAW // £45,000


Rothschilds // PRIVATE FINANCE // £65,000


Aldi // RETAIL // £41,000


European Commission // POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT // £41,500

Drapeaux européens devant le Berlaymont



Citibank // INVESTMENT BANKING // £45,000


JPMorgan // INVESTMENT BANKING // £58,000

The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London

RBC Capital Markets // INVESTMENT BANKING // £50,000


Barclays Capital // INVESTMENT BANKING // £50,000

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