The last 20 years has seen a sharp decline in young people undertaking part time work to support their studies.

The trend was highlighted last month by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, who suggests a reason may be that students feel a job distracting to their studies.

As a consequence, many millennials are coming out of university lacking the skills required for the workplace - such as good timekeeping and the ability to detach from their phones.

For our clients, a differentiator of a tried and tested work ethic, along with honed communication skills that can only be demonstrated in a paid work environment, can be what sets you aside from the other graduates with top degrees from prestigious universities applying for the same roles you are.

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