New research has shown that more than a third of students leaving university this summer will have secured a job for themselves before they embarked on their exams.
This record number suggests that the first generation who have had to pay £9000 per year for tuition fees have become far more ambitious and forward-thinking that previous students. The tuition fees have resulted in more students becoming in debt, with the average student debt being £30,000 for graduates in 2015.
The research, carried out by High Fliers Research, a recruitment analyst, suggests that students have become more focused on their studies and more intent on find a job once their studies have been concluded. Almost 50% of students questioned claimed they had begun searching for a job before their end of their first year at university, in comparison to 30% in 2010.
To gain work experience, 50% of the students surveyed had engaged in course placements, holiday work or internships. In contrast, the number of students who found work as waiters and waitresses or behind bars during holidays dropped to its lowest ever level. Graduates from the London School of Economics were found to be the most successful in securing jobs for themselves.
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