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The 'uncomfortable truth' behind graduate employment figures

In a report to coincide with A Level results day, independent education charity the Edge Foundation has accused higher education bodies of manipulating statistics to disguise the poor job prospects facing many graduates.

According to figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), around two thirds of working graduates had a ‘professional’ job six months after graduating in 2014. Edge says the true figure is closer to 40% and that graduates in some disciplines fare even worse.