More students start job search in final year

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 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.

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Gerry Wyatt, operations director at 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.”