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Graduates 'satisfied' with career progression

Published: Tuesday, 06 November 2007   Category: Life after graduation

A new survey has found that 42 months after graduating, 85 per cent of graduates are either 'very satisfied' or 'fairly satisfied' with their careers so far.

Research by the Higher Education Statistics Agency found that the vast majority of 2002-03 graduates are happy with their graduate jobs and would choose the same path again.

The study found that 40 per cent female graduates are 'very satisfied' with their careers, compared with 34 per cent of males.

Meanwhile, white and Asian graduates are more satisfied with their careers to date than black graduates.

Bill Rammell, minister for higher education, welcomed the report. "It clearly demonstrates that graduates perform exceptionally well in the labour market and that the vast majority of them are satisfied with their career so far," he stated.

The research also discovered that the average salary for graduates increased by 37 per cent in the first 36 months of their careers.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18344834-ADNFCR

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