quarter of university leavers who apply for graduate jobs manage to
secure a role, according to new research.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted
a study which found that 24.4 per cent of US graduates landed a job
after submitting applications.
This figure represented a considerable improvement from the same
NACE study 12 months earlier, which suggested that only 19.7 per
cent had achieved this goal.
In addition, the latest 'Student Survey' revealed that graduates
with business and technology degrees are most likely to secure a
full-time job after university.
"These graduates were also more likely to have actually applied for
a job, according to the survey's results," said NACE executive
director Marilyn Mackes.
The study also showed that 27.4 per cent of respondents are
planning to head into higher education, compared with the figure of
25.6 per cent from the 2009 findings.
Meanwhile, investment banking firm Numis revealed last week that it
is delighted with the results of its first London-based graduate
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