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Postgraduate courses to improve job prospects?
Friday, 25 September 2009
One expert has claimed that those looking for graduate jobs at the moment could consider further study to improve their chances of employment.
Writing for the Guardian, journalist Nic Paton cited figures from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit which showed a rise in the number of students planning to go on to postgraduate study over the last year.
Stuart Blacklock, a Durham University alumnus, will begin his master's degree next month and told the newspaper that with increased competition he has had to up his game in order to land a graduate job in the future.
He explained: "My idea is to get a master's and improve my chances of getting a training contract next year. I do believe it will make my applications look stronger."
Worcester University is currently offering a graduate internship allowing university leavers to work four days at a local business and a fifth day undertaking postgraduate training in business management, the Independent reported.