Graduates motivated by careers, not cash

Two thirds of graduates think
beginning a career is the most important reason for accepting their first job,
a CIPD survey reveals.

Only 7 per cent of graduates
highlight a lack of money and salary level as the most important factors in
choosing employment, and 6 per cent cite student debt.

More than 80 per cent of new
graduates are successful when they attempt to renegotiate their salaries and
the majority of respondents receive starting salaries of between £15,000 and

The study of 750 graduates shows
that 29 per cent of male graduates intend to stay in their first job for at
least five years compared to only 21 per cent of women.

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