Graduates' wages at ten-year low

Students graduating this month from third-level colleges face the lowest wages for first-time jobs over the past 10 years.

8th June, 2014

Students graduating this month from third-level colleges face the lowest wages for first-time jobs over the past 10 years.

Many will count themselves lucky to earn €380 a week, according to detailed research conducted by economists at the Central Bank.

Graduate salaries have been falling since 2007, with the average starting salary down from €27,000 to just under €24,000, according to the annual Higher Education Authority (HEA) What do Graduates do? survey of college graduates’ first...

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