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10,000 graduate jobs still available

Published: Wednesday, 15 July 2009   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

A new report has shown that this year's university leavers can still get their hands on the 10,000 remaining graduate job positions which are vacant.

Conducted by High Fliers for the Times at Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Warwick, Oxford and Edinburgh universities' careers services, the research showed that there are more than 3,200 employers still looking for graduate workers.

Some 800 more are offering short-term graduate job placements in these cities, and if the trend is extended to the whole of the UK, it is estimated that 40,000 graduate jobs are waiting to be taken up.

Ross Huffen, of the University of Leeds Careers Centre, told the newspaper: "It is important that graduates and students know that there are still opportunities out there. Few employers have completely cancelled their graduate schemes."

The Guardian had previously reported that up to 40,000 graduates would be struggling to find a job in six months' time due to the economic downturn.

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