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Graduate recommends sabbatical officer position

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2009   Category: Sport, leisure and hospitality

A university leaver who became a sabbatical officer at his institution has recommended the option to those struggling to find a graduate job elsewhere.

Speaking to the Guardian, Cardiff University graduate Andrew Button-Stephens outlined the benefits of the job as including a £19,200 salary, a laptop, a blackberry, company car and training qualifications.

Those wanting to remain immersed in the world of higher education may wish to take up the graduate job, which involves making student voices heard among the university's decision-makers.

However, Wes Streeting, president of the National Union of Students, told the newspaper: "If people hope to ride out the recession by being a sabbatical officer, they're in for a bumpy ride - because it's not an easy job."

Graduate job hunters in London may be able to take advantage of a new website set up with them in mind by the mayor of the city, Boris Johnson, which was announced yesterday (July 21st).


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