Graduates ‘struggling to find full-time jobs’
More university graduates are being forced to take voluntary and part-time
work because of crippling job shortages in the recession, according to
By , Education Editor
Published: 7:30AM GMT 22 Dec 2009
The number of former students left unemployed or without a full-time job
soared by a third last year, it was revealed.
Some 47,000 were still “struggling to make ends meet” six months after leaving
universities in England, figures showed.
The disclosure comes just days after The Daily Telegraph told how students
were now paying up to £8,000 for internships.
Hundreds of middle-class graduates are paying recruitment companies to set up
work experience placements with some of Britain’s biggest firms after
struggling to find jobs.
The latest figures will add to growing fears over a collapse in the employment
It comes just weeks after it was revealed that the number of 16- to
24-year-olds classed as “Neet” – not in education, employment or training –
has topped one million …