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Wrong graduate careers chosen, says poll

Published: Monday, 01 September 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Given the choice, half of all workers in the UK would have studied something different at university and would have opted for another career, new research has suggested.

A study conducted by Kelly Services found that one in five believe they chose the wrong graduate career, it is reported by onrec.com.

It also revealed many have concerns about the quality of their education.

The global survey of 115,000 people in 33 countries shows a high-level of concern about career choice and direction, according to the firm's managing director Chris Moore.

"Many people in the workforce do not believe that their education properly prepared them for working life and quite a few have regrets about the direction that their job has taken them," he added.

Other results found 67 per cent wish they had studied further while nearly half (44 per cent) believe their studies did not prepare them well for working life.

The website reported last month that UCAS had reported a 50 per cent drop in the number of applicants applying for computing courses between 2001 and 2006.

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