Apparently, 55% of the class of 2011 will struggle to get a foot on the career ladder - up 3% from last year’s figures. Some 20% of graduates were out of work this year, the highest number in a decade.
The government still maintains that a degree is a good investment. But comments by McDonalds UK boss Jill McDonald (no relation, we presume) about finding work straight after school may strike a chord among young people concerned they face sky-high tuition fees, only to go straight into low-skilled work afterwards. And that’s if they’re lucky.