Only a quarter of full time students have jobs, say ONS
25 September 2013 Last updated at 11:46 BST
The number of full time students with jobs has fallen, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Ten years more than 38% of students had part time work - now the figure is just over 26%.
Students told BBC Breakfast about their struggle to find employment: "There's probably about 100 [applicants] for every bar staff job".
The University of Salford's Head of Career Development Ian Boardman said having a job was increasingly important: "Students need to engage in some form of work experience to develop their employability".