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Six in ten university-leavers fail to secure graduate roles

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

Six in ten people who left university in the last three years have failed to fill a graduate vacancy.

This is the finding of a recent survey carried out by talent management firm SHL, which also found that around four in ten people would not have gone to university if they had to pay the £9,000 fees coming in next year, reports The Recruiter.

Sean Howard, vice-president business solutions at SHL, slammed the United Kingdom's lack of graduate opportunities.

"The UK is failing its graduates. School leavers are faced with difficult decisions, not only has the cost of going to university risen, but UK employment options are bleak," he said.

These statistics come after findings released last week by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Association of Accounting Technicians suggested that around 40 per cent of graduates are 'underemployed' in jobs for which they are too qualified.

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