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Immigration minister promises more graduate jobs for Brits

Published: Wednesday, 02 February 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

A crackdown on the movement of non-EU students coming to the UK for employment will give Brits a better chance of finding graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

Immigration minister Damien Green promised more opportunities for British students, claiming that many are struggling to find graduate jobs because of the number of foreign degree-holders with "unfettered access" to the UK jobs market.

He also warned that British students could be put off going to university if they have to spend a great deal of money to graduate and are still unable to find a job at the end.

"It seems to me that to allow unfettered access to the jobs market for two years to anyone with a student visa from abroad is putting an unnecessary extra strain on our own graduates," said Mr Green.

"That's clearly an area where the current system is too generous. We want to encourage people to stay in education for as long as possible."

The Coalition Government is proposing a new scheme, called Post Study Work Route, which will provide greater regulation on foreign students looking to work in the UK during the two years after they graduate.

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