Graduate jobs 'taken by work experience students
More than a third of jobs for new graduates are taken by people who have already had work experience with that employer, according to the latest update on the graduate jobs market.
The report from High Fliers Research shows that employers are recruiting more graduates - but there are record numbers of graduates chasing jobs.
Employers are reporting a 19% average increase in applications.
Those without any work experience have "little or no chance", says the report.
The Graduate Market in 2012 report, based on a survey of a hundred leading employers, reveals a recovering jobs market for graduates.
There will be 6% more graduate entry jobs for university leavers in 2012 than there were in 2011, suggests the research.