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Graduate jobs 'lead to rewarding careers'
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
One expert believes that a university degree is one of the best ways to access a "rewarding career", those looking for graduate jobs might be pleased to hear.
In a letter to the Times, Bill Rammell, minister of state for lifelong learning, further and higher education, pointed to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency which shows that the average wage for a graduate entering employment in 2006-07 was £19,000.
He said: "Employers prize the highly developed skills and talents that graduates bring to their businesses and are willing to pay accordingly."
Graduates can also expect to earn "considerably more" over their working life than those without a degree, he added.
Mr Rammell was responding to a piece in the newspaper which had claimed that the average starting wage for graduates is just £16,600.
Meanwhile, Darren Cook, head of press and PR for Moneyfacts.co.uk, has recommended that those looking for graduate jobs also take the time to make sure they get their finances in order.