Responding to new data from HESA showing one in four graduates are not in a graduate job six months after graduation, Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:

“While university education still leads to professional employment for a majority of graduates, it is worrying that over one in four is not in a graduate job six months after graduation. We need to ensure that young people get much better information about the earnings and job opportunities linked to each degree course, and that the government expands the number of higher and degree apprenticeships. Universities should do more to prepare students for employment, and we need more paid internships recruited on merit.”