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Students' choice of graduate schemes may be influenced by money

Published: Friday, 19 November 2010   Category: All Graduate job news | Banking and Finance

Students may now be more likely to select graduate schemes that offer greater remuneration, it has been suggested.

Higher Education Careers Services Unit figures show that a third of final year university students are set to leave education with at least £20,000 of debt.

As such, some will choose their career path based on the potential earnings they could recoup, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services has suggested.

Director Martin Pennington explained that some students are becoming more "hard-nosed" when making plans for their career.

"People would perhaps be applying to things that are not suited to them but are taking them up because that's where they feel the financial rewards are," he said.

Mr Pennington added that students are looking at their futures and accepting that they are going to face a tough challenge, but are determined to achieve remuneration for their efforts.

This could mean that jobseekers are more choosey about which graduate schemes they apply for.

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