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Graduate unemployment falls to pre-recession levels

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The survey from Higher Education Careers Service Unit (Hecsu), which followed 256,350 graduates after they left university, found that 70 per cent were offered jobs six months after leaving university.

12.4 per cent went on to higher education, actually representing a slight decrease. The researchers theorised that the economic recovery made graduates less wary of entering the job market.

Of the rest: 5.6 per cent were combing work and study, while 4.3 per cent went on to do something different.

66.3 per cent of new graduates had moved into professional and managerial work; 53 per cent of which had taken more typical graduate jobs like retail and bar work.

The average salary for a graduate ranged between £18,615 and £22,785

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