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Young Graduates in Good Place for Jobs

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

If you think that being young and a recent graduate is the reason for not finding a job, think again. A new study shows that if you are male, young and highly educated you are among the strongest applicants in the race for jobs.

New results from a TNS Omnibus survey have revealed which different social groups feel more vulnerable to losing their jobs due to the current economic climate. Full data covers gender, age group, home ownership and occupation.

Figures show that Brits working on skilled manual positions appear to feel most exposed to job losses now than in 2010 (48% to 68%) as well as those in higher managerial positions, whose concerns have risen from 47% last year to 57% now.

In contrast, supervisory/clerical junior management (3% increase) and intermediate managers (2% decreases) perceive the current situation as less risky.

Additionally, data shows that women feel more anxious than men about losing their jobs, with 65% of females worrying against 55% of men.

Regarding age groups, it has been reported in the media in recent months that older Brits feel more vulnerable to unemployment. While the concern among 25 to 34 year-old Brits has increased only by 3%, it rose by 25% among the 55 to 64 age group.

Job security

As a consequence of these results it could be understood that male, younger and highly educated Brits are the strongest applicants in the race for graduate jobs.

In fact, a poll conducted by one of the UK's leading sites for finding employment, revealed that a majority of recent graduates find their degree useful in landing that first job, despite the high price of university fees and the high rates of unemployment that they have to contend with.

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