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Students 'looking for a head-start' in graduate recruitment market
Monday, 12 November 2007
Students are increasingly taking on career-focused term time jobs to improve their chances in the graduate recruitment market, a new report has claimed.
According to the Royal Bank of Scotland's Student Living Index, more and more students are taking on office-based work during their studies, filling positions in sectors such as insurance, advertising and marketing.
The survey revealed that 40 per cent of students working this year are now working in roles that may improve their graduate recruitment potential.
Mark Worthington, head of student banking at the bank, said: "Students now recognise that a degree combined with work experience improves their CVs and job prospects after university.
"Having a term-time job helps ease the financial pressure of being a student and the right sort of job can give a healthy head start on a career path after university," he added.
The figures for students working in career-oriented roles represent a 37 per cent increase on statistics published in 2004.