Public sector stability appealing for undergraduates

Public sector jobs offer a healthier work-life balance and are seen as more
attractive to people who don’t want to sacrifice their social life to climb the
career ladder.

According to a new survey of more than 2,000 undergraduates, conducted by
GTI Specialist Publishers, the public sector is considered more secure than the
private sector.

The private sector is seen as less bureaucratic and better paid with more
competitive salaries. But there is a strong perception among undergraduates
that employment in the public service promises greater job stability, fewer
hours and a better work-life balance.

More than 55 per cent of the respondents cited job security as one of the main
reasons for work ing in the public sector, and nearly as many regard work-life
balance as an important motivation tool.

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