One in four graduates 'would not recommend university'
January 28 2011
Almost half of university leavers do not believe higher education has prepared them for employment.
In a poll carried out by totaljobs.com, 44 per cent said they felt this way.
Of those questioned, 24 per cent said they would not recommend university to current A-level students.
Mike Fetters, the website's director, said the UK has not been good at creating graduates that have the skills employers require.
"The economic downturn exposed this brutally in the form of high graduate unemployment," he explained.
"The only benefit that we can see in the disappointing decision to, in effect, triple fees is that it may focus the minds of those wishing to go to university on which skills are most in demand in the jobs market, which degree will best enable them to pay off debts most swiftly and create more focus on their chosen career direction."
Speaking earlier this month, Dan Hawes of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau said university leavers must work hard to make themselves stand out from the rest.
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