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Almost half of university-leavers 'underemployed' in non-graduate roles

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

Almost half of university-leavers are going in to non-graduate roles, according to new research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

The organisation found that around 40 per cent of people who left university last year have found themselves "underemployed" and working in jobs for which they are overqualified.

Jane Scott Paul, chief executive at the Association of Accounting Technicians, said that people going to university are entitled to expect a good job.

"If we are asking people to invest £9,000 a year on tuition fees, they should expect a credible return on that investment," she said.

"Yet AAT research shows that over half of graduates are nowhere near benefiting from their degree and the situation is set to get worse."

People looking for graduate vacancies may like to apply for graduate schemes. Train infrastructure organisation Network Rail has recently finished their scheme to employ new engineers.

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