Want to earn the big bucks straight out of university so you can start paying off that debt while having a good time?

Read on to find out how to get your foot in the door and nab one of the top 10 starting salaries.


10. Graduate Recruitment Consultant

Salary: £20,000

If you think you could attract candidates and match them to positions in companies where they’ll excel, the recruitment industry could be for you.


9. Graduate Management Trainee

Salary: £20,000

If you’ve got what it takes to manage a team, then joining a management trainee programme could be a great career choice and will help hone your skills, judgment and know-how.


8. Graduate Structural Engineer 

Salary: £24,993

Structural engineers produce drawings and specifications, perform calculations, review the work of other engineers, write reports and evaluations, and observe construction sites.


7. Graduate Civil Engineer 

Salary: £25,000

Civil engineers design, plan and oversee construction projects such as railways and roads.


6. Graduate Software Developer 

Salary: £26,000

As a software developer, also known as a computer programmer, you would help design, install, test and maintain software systems that help businesses be more efficient.


5. Graduate Engineer

Salary: £26,500

Engineers are required in many sectors, from electronics, IT, aerospace, construction, environment, defence, oil and gas industries, to name but a few.


4. Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £26,949

A decent starting salary for a job which involves designing power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.


3. Graduate Software Engineer

Salary: £28,370

Graduates write, develop and test code, design interfaces and administer systems and networks.


2. Graduate Consultant 

Salary: £28,891

Offering advice and business know-how to companies and clients will net you a decent income.


1. Graduate Analyst 

Salary: £34,366

If you’ve got an eye for analysing data and are good with numbers then this might be a career for you.

Every business collects data, whether it’s sales figures, market research or logistics, so if you can translate numbers into English so business leaders can make better decisions then you’re onto a winner.