I've just completed the first year of my physics degree. After probing several threads on the subject of job prospects, the outlook from many on here is very bleak. During the summer I've already started learning more mathematics and intend to improve my ( admittedly very basic) programming skills. I know I'm going to need some sort of experience at the very least. What kinds of placements should I pursue and what would you advise me to do to increase my employability?