25 Apr, 2013

One third of graduates

A recent survey of UK graduates has revealed that 34{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e} have claimed jobseekers allowance since graduating whilst 21{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e} have been looking for work for as long as 12 months. Almost a fifth (19{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e}) have applied for more than 100 jobs and many as a quarter (25{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e}) have not been invited to a single interview. A difficult picture is painted when put together, suggesting reasons as to why 46{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e} of those surveyed would move abroad for a graduate job.

Furthermore, 42{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e} of those polled state the education system has not prepared them adequately for the jobs market, while 41{6060b2de664e4eaa3e7b7e86961ce2c4bbd7a29b6c1097abf8257a4e5b07383e} would not choose their course again now they are actively looking for a job.

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