Ipswich: Suffolk New College students buck trend on employment

STUDENTS from Suffolk New College in Ipswich are bucking the trend, with new research revealing that more than 95% of this year’s leavers are now in employment or education.

The college found that 67% of students who left the college in summer are now in further or higher education. 29% are in some sort of work, with 24% working full time. Only 4% are currently unemployed. College principal Professor Dave M�llersaid: “It’s fantastic news that 96% of Suffolk New College students who left in July having successfully completed their qualification have progressed into work or further study.

“This is in stark contrast to the current youth unemployment figures for Ipswich which show 30% of 18-24 year olds are unemployed.

“These figures demonstrate clearly the benefits to young adults of gaining a full vocational qualification or A levels, either of which equips them both for work and further study.”