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Business and technology degrees 'best for landing graduate jobs'

Published: Monday, 17 May 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Individuals with degrees in business or technology-related sectors are most likely to secure graduate jobs after university, it has been suggested.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted research which found that 24.4 per cent of graduates who applied for jobs achieved their goal.

This represented a notable rise from the equivalent period in 2009, when 19.7 per cent of respondents to the 'Student Survey' had managed to secure a full-time role.

In addition, the research found that graduates in accounting, business administration, computer science, engineering and maths were the most likely to successfully land a job.

"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 found that only 45.5 per cent of respondents had actually applied for a job, although more than two-thirds said they are planning to work after university.

Last week, a report in the Independent suggested that university fundraising could be a unique and rewarding career for some graduates.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19781096-ADNFCR

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