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Increase in students heading straight to work rather than university

Numbers of students heading straight into employment from sixth form has seen a steady increase over the past seven years.

The figures for 2023 are yet to be published, but it's expected to see a continuation in the current trend.

In 2016 18% of pupils were opting to shun University in favour of job hunting locally, last year that figure had nearly doubled to 33.5%.

We've spoken to a number of students, who despite going through the University application process, opted to stay on Island, here's what they had to say:

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