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Is a degree the best route to a successful career?

Is a university education still the best foundation for a successful and rewarding career? Winifred Robinson investigates.

A university education has long been seen as an excellent way to kick-start a successful and rewarding career. But figures released recently by the Office of National Statistics suggest that increasing numbers of graduates are working in non-graduate roles. This together with the prospect of taking on a student debt, is causing some school leavers to think twice before applying for university. An increasingly varied range of apprenticeships is also tempting some to choose a non-graduate route. If you went to university, did it deliver the benefits you expected? What's your experience of the graduate job market? Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk
Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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