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Graduate jobs 'safe' in East Anglia
Monday, 17 August 2009
Life after graduation
A new survey has shown that those university leavers in the east of the country who have landed themselves with a graduate job believe that they are safe.
Despite the recession, two-thirds of East Anglia respondents to the nationwide Graduate Prospects survey said that they believed their job was secure.
The report, which is the first survey of its kind to look at graduates after they have found employment and questioned 24,500 university leavers, also found that 40 per cent of those in East Anglia had not taken their full holiday entitlement in the past 12 months, suggesting they are perhaps happy in their jobs.
Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects, said: "Graduates have the ambition to drive the UK economy forward, so it's enlightening to hear that employers in the East of the country are meeting expectations."
A recent report by the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that more students from universities in East Anglia went on to find a graduate job in 2007-2008 than those at the Oxbridge institutions, the Norwich Evening News reports.