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Australians 'seeking UK graduate jobs'

Published: Monday, 08 December 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Many Australians are choosing to stay in the UK for work purposes, it has been claimed.

Figures published by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship indicate that 32,182 visitors have returned down under during the last 12 months, compared to 34,301 between 2006 and 2007, reports Recruiter.

Speaking to the news provider, Arete director Jon Dunn commented that the economic situation was no better in Australia than in the UK.

He added that Australian citizens were helping to fill a demand for teachers which currently exists in the UK.

Mr Dunn added: "[They] have traditionally filled the gap that UK teachers cannot and have continued to do this year."

Writing for the Guardian last month, the University of Liverpool's careers and employability service head Dr Paul Redmond called on university leavers to compete for graduate jobs.

He proposed that jobseekers should ensure their job applications are entered as early as possible.

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