Students due to
graduate this year are not optimistic about their chances of
securing a graduate job, according to research.
Research by High Fliers highlights that only just over a third of
students think they will find a graduate job.
The study also revealed that the number of students leaving
education with a definite job offer has fallen by a third compared
with last year.
Concerns do not only surround finding employment, with half of
those questioned revealing that they are worried they will have job
offers withdrawn before they begin work.
Managing director of High Fliers Research Martin Birchall
commented: "Students are all too aware that a significant number of
employers have cut their graduate recruitment programmes this year
or are delaying taking on new trainees until the economic situation
Rather than starting the graduate recruitment process a number of
students (26 per cent) are planning to remain in education, while
17 per cent are taking time off and eight per cent will undertake
Recent research by Community Service Volunteers showed that people
think volunteering will improve their employability.
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