Two out of five UK graduates are still looking for work six months after completing their studies, and one in four are still job hunting a year after graduation - leaving many of them asking whether they made the right choice by pursuing academic studies instead of an apprenticeship.
The Daily Telegraph reports that a survey of 676 graduates by jobs website totaljobs.com found that a third were applying for more than 20 vacancies every month, and almost half (44%) said they regretted not having studied a more vocational subject.
Mike Fetters, graduate director of totaljobs.com, said: 'Despite the economic upturn, graduates are still struggling to find work after university. Our research shows that many graduates are starting to wonder if they should have studied for a more vocational qualification as a more effective route to employment.
'Although a degree is an essential qualification for some industries, school leavers need to think more carefully about which route to employment is best for them as some may be more suited to an apprenticeship scheme.'
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