UK Graduates Unlikely To Find Ideal Job

23 October 2015, 06:00

UK graduates are less likely to find a job in their preferred profession than in countries including Colombia, Turkey, India and South Africa, according to a new report.

A study among almost 8,000 current and former students in 14 countries found that the UK ranked 11th for graduates employed in their chosen field.

Almost a third of graduates in the UK have not been able to find a job they wanted, technology company Instructure said.

Colombia topped the list for having the most graduates employed in their chosen field at 85%, followed by Denmark (83%), Norway, Turkey and India (all 79%).

Only Japan (30%), Brazil (63%) and Australia (67%) scored lower than the UK's 68%.

Students in the UK were said to be ``overly optimistic'' about the experience gained at university being of benefit in finding work they wanted.

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