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Science students have 'no fears' over graduate job market

Published: Monday, 08 June 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

University students looking for graduate jobs with their new science degrees are not as pessimistic as recent media reports about their prospects of finding employment.

Those currently undertaking degrees in chemistry at University College London have expressed their confidence in finding a job due to the nature of their subject.

Chemistry student Ben Robinson said that the industry is understaffed, but admitted that more people were looking for internships over the summer to help them land a graduate job.

Fellow student Alex O'Malley is more optimistic – he believes the recession has not affected his view of the graduate job market and the he is working "on the bases that [chemistry workers] are always going to be needed".

When asked whether he and his peers are looking more at internships because of the recession, he responded: "A lot of people are doing that anyway. I don't think the current climate has actually affected us."

The Shropshire Star recently reported that recruitment service Grad Central is encouraging students to remain optimistic about graduate job prospects as there are still positions out there.


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