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FreshMinds Talent comments on the report revealing that more graduates are taking unskilled work

James Callander, managing director of high end recruitment consultancy FreshMinds Talent comments on the recent report revealing that more graduates are taking unskilled work, and that university degrees are not necessarily value for money
The report by the Association of Accounting Technicians should be read with a healthy dose of scepticism. Whilst it is alarming that 55% of the next wave of university leavers will either be working in non-graduate jobs, or will be unemployed, six months after they finish at university, we do not in any way subscribe to the view that degrees are a waste of time, or not value for money.
At the end of the day, the best employers will always favour candidates with a good degree from a top university. As an agency, we have in no way seen a shift away from this fact from our clients. If anything, recruitment in the financial services, management consultancies, and professional services is growing exponentially, as is the demand for employees with a truly impressive academic track record, that demonstrates their hard working ethos and their aptitude to learn fast.


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