Students are not looking to get into work just for the money and are considering a range of issues, according to one expert.
Tom Davie, director of professional development on the board of the Association for Graduate Careers Advisory Services, said that university leavers are thinking about corporate social responsibility, work-life balance and their beliefs and values along with salary benefits.
His words come as a survey by Graduate Prospects of 14,000 former students who had found work, revealed that just six per cent of candidates were drawn to a position based on the pay on offer.
Mr Davie, who is also head of careers at the University of Durham, stated that graduates at high-flying academic institutions, were turning down jobs in which they could command large wages.
“Some of the students are still saying … money isn’t everything and therefore they are willing to take Ã‚Â£21,000 or Ã‚Â£22,000 rather than Ã‚Â£35,000,” he added.
By Cameron Thomson