Con­cerns on jobs front

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FOUR in 10 univer­sity stu­dents are con­sid­er­ing fur­ther study rather than try­ing to break straight into the jobs mar­ket.

The Co-op Fu­ture Lead­ers In­dex, which sur­veyed more than 2000 uni stu­dents, also found seven in 10 are plan­ning a post­grad­u­ate or masters course in the fu­ture to help bet­ter their em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Co-op spokesman Greg Smith says: ‘‘ The re­sults high­light the con­cern from our fu­ture lead­ers about the ef­fect of the eco­nomic down­turn on job prospects. A sub­stan­tial num­ber are con­sid­er­ing start­ing their own busi­ness – 40 per cent to be pre­cise – sug­gest­ing an en­tre­pre­neur­ial de­ter­mi­na­tion from this gen­er­a­tion to make their own suc­cess.’’

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