ONE in five students begins their career hunt during the final year of their degree compared with just 5 per cent a decade ago, according to a new survey.
The study by careers site graduate-jobs.com found 22 per cent of UK students will look for a career while studying for their finals.
However, the picture varied across the UK, with just 13 per cent of students in Scotland starting the search before graduation.
Gerry Wyatt, operations director at graduate-jobs.com said: “This new research illustrates that students are becoming more career-minded much earlier.
“We see an ever greater sense of drive to succeed in the workplace amongst students.”