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Quarter of graduates still unemployed after a year

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 13:12 -- nick

A quarter of graduates are still unemployed a year after leaving university.

A survey by Total Jobs also showed that two in five are unemployed after six months.

There has been a huge expansion in the number of young people studying at university over the last twenty years, but 44% of recent graduates now regret not having chosen a vocational route instead.

Total Jobs asked 676 people and found that a third were applying for at least 20 jobs each month.

More graduate jobs on the way but unemployment still a problem

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 12:34 -- nick

The UK is set for a rise in graduate employment, according to a new study.

High Fliers Research surveyed 100 of Britain's biggest employers, and found that they planned to take on 9% more graduate staff compared to last year.

This equates to 1,400 more jobs.

Nearly four-in-ten of the posts will be taken by those who have already worked for the companies on placements.

Half of graduates now working in low skilled jobs

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 12:19 -- nick

Nearly half of graduates are working in low skilled jobs, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A big rise in the number going to university means more are chasing high paid and high skilled work, but the figures suggest the jobs market hasn't grown to accomodate them.

In 2001 37% of graduates were doing non-graduate jobs, but this year that figure is 47%.

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