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Students remain positive about prospects

16 Oct 2008

Students remain positive about prospects Students yet to graduate are upbeat about their employment prospects, it has been reported.

Despite the current economic downturn, which has caused a plethora of redundancies across several industry sectors – most notably banking and construction – students visiting Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) remain confident they will find a job when they leave university, according to the BBC.

With 125 businesses exhibiting their recruitment programmes at the SECC this week, the news provider found students were on the whole positive.

Michelle Cowan, 28, studying science and technology at Stowe College in Glasgow, told the news provider: "It's quite scary at the moment. But it will probably be a few years before I graduate and hopefully it will be sorted by then."

Gavin McLean, a management and finance student attending the exhibition, said: "People will still need to bank though, so there should be some retail career options."

In related news, the Times claims that 10,000 jobs are to be lost in the public sector as the Ministry of Justice aims to save £900 million over the next two years.

The paper states the news comes as inflation hits a 16-year high.

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