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Top universities lead to higher paying graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2008   Category: Graduate recruitment | Graduate Job sector Reports

Graduates from top universities earn more than those who attended former polytechnics, according to new research.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, a study by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has found that graduates from a university ranked in the top 25 per cent earn more than those who attended one in the bottom quarter, reports the Times.

This applies for graduates who achieved similar A-level results before attending universities.

According to the research, those attending the top universities stand to earn a minimum of £35,000 more over their career than those in the bottom half.

Sandra McNally, co-author of the report, believes that the data indicates the earnings premium attached to qualifications from the best institutions is growing as the number of graduates increases.

Last week, Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, urged students to make sure they have relevant work experience when they are applying for graduate jobs.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18728105-ADNFCR

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