Reading recent news about graduates, people about to start uni must be a little worried about their prospects.
Recent coverage reads like a charter of misery for graduates:
• New stats from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) revealed there are 83 people applying for every graduate job.
• When redundancies come, guess who is first in the firing line? Yeah, graduates. One in ten businesses plan to get rid of young workers first says a Ethical Skills & Training Survey.
• Many graduate employers are now considering hiring people without degrees! 71% of small businesses have started, or expect to start considering school leavers for roles that usually go to university graduates according to research from talent agency SHL.
• Massive debts mean that four in ten graduates are putting their life on hold. Many put off starting a family and getting married because of student debt according to price comparison site uSwitch.
With huge competition for jobs, spiralling debt and new jobs looking to go to those without a degree it is possibly worth considering is going to university is the right thing to do.