Getting a 2:2 at university 'not a bad thing'
Leaving university with a 2:2 is not the end of the world, according to one source which has said there are plenty of options open to people who achieve this degree.
Target Jobs explained that people with hopes of moving into a job in finance will find that there are plenty of routes into roles such a direct entry level jobs.
PricewaterhouseCoopers accepts applicants with 2.2s through its Inspired Talent graduate career route, while Ernst & Young also takes on people who left university with a 2.2 if their ability is unquestioned.
Another option could be getting a job with a graduate employer, where they can pick up relevant experience, or consider applying for jobs with small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) which employ 60 per cent of the country's workforce.
The source noted: "Their graduate-level vacancies may be much less oversubscribed than places on the graduate schemes run by big employers. They can offer great opportunities for early responsibility and career development."
Adding to their list of qualifications by studying for a masters or postgraduate degree could also improve a person's employability, the site suggested.
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