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University-leavers drawn to graduate roles with salary sacrifice opportunities

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers may be being drawn to graduate vacancies which offer to support the applicant after they retire.

More people are signing up for salary sacrifice schemes, with pensions contributions and childcare vouchers leading the way, according to Lorica.

Matt Duffy, partnerships manager for the recruitment consultants, said that media coverage had led to "a general increase in awareness of salary sacrifice".

"This has predominantly been around things like pensions, childcare vouchers and cycle-to-work schemes, which have got people thinking a lot more about the tax efficiencies that can be driven through the workplace," he added.

This increased awareness was also having a knock-on effect on recruitment, said Mr Duffy, with jobseekers more inclined to consider the benefits presented by a particular graduate role.

A recent survey by Standard Life found that 63 per cent of people think they could not live on £140 a week in retirement, the sum that the government recently proposed as the basic state pension.

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