Graduates are travelling long distances for employment
25 August 2010 Last updated at 21:04 BST
Once a university degree was seen as a passport to a good job, but today, with more graduates chasing fewer vacancies, that is now far from guaranteed.
A growing number are turning to unpaid work or internships, with some heading as far afield as China, in an attempt to make their CVs stand out from crowd.
Emma Simpson, reports.