Aldi matching international law firms on graduate starting salaries

Aldi matching international law firms on graduate starting salaries

Budget supermarket chain Aldi is offering graduates a comparable starting salary to some of the biggest international law firms, research shows.

A new report from High Fliers Research places Aldi among the highest published graduate starting salaries for 2019 at £44,000.

The figure is comparable to Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hogan Lovells, all offering a starting salary of £45,000, the median for law firms.

The average starting salary across all sectors is £30,000.

The report also found a 9.1 per cent year-on-year increase in graduate vacancies for 2019.

Martin Birchall, managing director of High Fliers Research, said: “Our latest research shows that despite all the continuing uncertainty over Brexit, the UK’s top employers are planning to recruit a record number of new graduates in 2019.

“The graduate job market dipped two years ago in the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU but recovered well in 2018. The growth in graduate vacancies for 2019 is the highest for nine years and there are more opportunities than ever before for university undergraduates to do paid work experience with the country’s leading employers.”

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