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Graduate jobs market should not put young adults off degrees

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010   Category: Life after graduation

Although the graduate job market remains competitive, young adults should not be put off enhancing their education by studying for a degree at university, it has been stated.

Recent figures have highlighted that close to one in ten of the students to graduate last year were still without a job six months later, while 50,000 secured positions that they were likely to be overqualified for.

However, universities secretary David Willetts has suggested that despite these difficulties, it may still prove a wise choice to head to university as "a degree remains a good investment in the long term".

He added: "Employers are continuing to recruit graduates in large numbers, even though these are students who graduated at the height of the recession.

"The job market does remain competitive for new graduates in these difficult economic times, as it does for everyone."

Meanwhile, Friends Provident recently predicted in its latest instalment of its Visions of Britain 2020 series that 50 per cent more graduates would be working in the UK by the start of the next decade.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19872115-ADNFCR

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