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Graduate job hunters told to consider postgraduate study
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
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Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in banking and finance have been encouraged to consider taking a postgraduate course to improve their chances of employment in the competitive degree-level market.
In a feature on the benefits of postgraduate study published in the Guardian it was revealed that more than 270,000 graduates returned to university for a postgraduate degree in 2007-08.
Postgraduate Education in the United Kingdom, a paper published by the British Library and the Higher Education Policy Institute, showed that three and a half years after graduation, 94 per cent of postgraduates found work in their desired profession compared to 78 per cent of undergraduates.
Speaking to the newspaper about her experience, Lauren Dolan said: "I wanted to have something over and above an undergraduate degree to make me stand out from other candidates.
"Although it initially sounds expensive, I started work the day after my course ended, so it was definitely worthwhile."
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