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Students 'want challenging graduate jobs'

Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2008   Category: Graduate recruitment | Graduate Job sector Reports

Those looking for graduate jobs are seeking careers which challenge them on a daily basis, a new study has found.

According to the UK Graduate Careers Survey 2008, other priorities include working towards a professional qualification, contact with clients and customers and the opportunity for quick promotion, reports the Times.

Those looking for graduate jobs were less keen on the idea of managing staff and working flexibly, the study reveals.

Students about to leave university expect to receive an average salary of £22,700 a year in their first job, with two-fifths citing the starting wage as a main factor in deciding on which role to take.

A further 45 per cent stated that a companies overall reputation was an important consideration.

Yesterday, the Times reported that investment bank Goldman Sachs is one of the best graduate employers in the world.

According to the news provider, it offers graduate jobs across a range of disciplines.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18784324-ADNFCR

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