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Picky graduates leave 1,000 jobs unfilled

 University-leavers are getting ”choosier” about jobs, with more than 1,000 graduate vacancies left unfilled last year, according to new research.

It suggests that there has been a ”noticeable” rise in the number of graduates who are turning down, or reneging on offers of employment. Despite this, employers are planning to offer more graduate-level positions this year, taking the number of jobs available to its highest ever level, a study by High Fliers Research found.

The Graduate Market in 2016 report, based on a study of vacancies, starting salaries and work experience programmes at 100 of the UK’s leading employers, found that the number of graduates hired by these firms rose by 3.3 per cent in 2015 – with 18,818 people taken on overall – although this was a smaller increase than expected.

Full Article in the Telegraph