Well so much for Govt Policy promoting a financial advantage to those who've been to university. What it boils down to is Government taking up the slack on over qualification, whilst a selected few within the system get the top bean counting jobs. And it's not as if we haven't been here before with the intern debate. Of course if they took a job at less than 21/22K they'd never have to pay back the loan. In the meantime people like me (ably supported [not] BY the unions) were pushed to the back whilst the abler uni grads got the fast track only to be got out of the doodoo by people like me. That's not a moan, that's a fact.
Of course it shouldn't stop people going to universities if there is a percieved advantage, but that shouldn't be touted as earnings capability or job a satisfaction.
A decade back, a Degree got you a C2 grade Civil Setvice job -£30k
Now? They recruit E1’s with a Degree.- £19k