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Graduates from creative courses mostly 'in work and happy'
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
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New research has revealed that the majority of graduates from creative courses have satisfying graduate jobs in their desired sector.
The Creative Graduates, Creative Futures survey, which was conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies - put questions to more than 3,500 graduates from creative courses across the UK, and found some encouraging results.
It suggested that 78 per cent of respondents were working in the creative industries, while 77 per cent said they were satisfied with their work, which came in stark contrast to the national average of 44 per cent job satisfaction, DesignWeek reported.
In a boost to graduates looking for recruitment in this area of employment, the study also claimed that 48 per cent of those polled were earning more than £20,000 a year.
Elizabeth Rouse, pro-rector of the University of the Arts London and chairwoman of the project steering group, told the website: "We in art and education need to understand more about graduates' contribution to the success of the UK's creative economy, how career patterns are changing, and what skills and attributes graduates need to be successful."
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