Poor job market boosts postgrad applications

Posted on 9th September 2009 by Youth

New research by specialist student research agency Opinionpanel has revealed that half of full-time undergraduate students graduating this summer are seriously considering postgraduate study.

The research was covered in an article by industry magazine Graduate Recruiter. The article starts:

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the Government to create 5,000 new internship placements in small businesses to tackle rising graduate unemployment under a new Graduate Employment Scheme.

Graduates entering the job market this summer are facing the toughest employment conditions in years. With placements being reduced in the larger companies by 28 per cent, graduates need to be made aware of the opportunities available in small firms.

Read a PDF of the full article on Graduate Recuiter here.

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