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Generation Y 'want well paid graduate jobs'

Published: Monday, 15 September 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Members of the so-called Generation Y are more interested in a large salary than other perks, according to a new survey.

In a study which might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, Personnel Today found that employees born in the 1980s are most focused on salary, bonuses and annual leave.

Speaking to the news provider, Alan Warner, director of people and property at Hertfordshire county council, explained that, in light of the current economic situation, this is not surprising.

He said: "Trying to get decent accommodation at a reasonable price is a challenge, with young professionals being unable to access a mortgage because their student debt has been factored in to the calculations."

The study also found that 85 per cent of respondents would prefer their employer to offer cash incentives, rather than anything else.

Last week, Times Higher Education reported comments by Tim Barnes, executive director of UCL Advances, who wants universities to do more to prepare people for graduate jobs.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18780331-ADNFCR

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