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Graduates turn to academic sector for answers

Published: Thursday, 09 August 2007   Category: Industry sectors

More than half a million graduates are currently looking for university and research jobs, a new study has found.

According to the figures, produced by jobs.ac.uk, more than 500,000 graduates are trawling the internet to find academic work, a 15 per cent increase on last year.

Director of jobs.ac.uk Andrew Gordon, claims that more graduates are turning to the sector because it offers the chance to develop varied skills.

He said: "[People] are increasingly drawn to a range of sectors they may not have explored before because of the interesting jobs available and the opportunities to apply and develop their specialist skills.

"Universities also are ramping up their recruitment campaigns, increasing their brand awareness online and are becoming increasingly web-savvy in order to attract the growing number of online jobseekers."

Recent research by the Recruiters' Guide to Courses and Campuses has shown that although legal graduates have the highest A level grade, they receive the lowest number of firsts at degree level.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18240231-ADNFCR

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