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IT graduates 'confident' over career

Published: Monday, 02 June 2008   Category: Career Advice

IT graduates appear to be positive about their career prospects despite the effects of the credit crunch on the UK.

Figures obtained from the Badenoch and Clark Happiness at Work Index for IT Professionals have suggested young IT workers are happy at work and confident about their future prospects.

Some 40.7 per cent of IT employees aged between 16 and 24-years-old said they were more confident about their career prospects in 2008 than they had been last year, with 10.2 per cent claiming not to feel any differently to how they did in 2007.

As few as 13.6 per cent within the age group said they were less confident about their career development despite an apparent slowdown in the UK economy.

Overall the age groups interviewed, 26.6 per cent of workers were more confident, 24.3 per were no more or less confident, and 19.7 per cent were less confident than in 2007.

Among the claims made in previous publications of the index, Bristol is the happiest city for graduates to work in and law graduates are the most content in their current role.

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