Sheffield students set to see the world

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MORE than 60 per cent of final year Sheffield students are planning to avoid the bleak jobs market by taking a year out abroad, according to a new survey.

Most of those plan to work while they travel, while almost a third of those questioned by AmeriCamp want to combine work with free time.

Only 11 per cent wanted to travel just for fun.

Australia and Thailand were the most popular destinations, while other popular choices were the United States and Kenya – 11 per cent planned to go from country to country.

A third believed they would have more luck finding work abroad than in the UK, while 56 per cent felt travel would enhance their CV and make them more employable on their return. The survey quizzed 100 students.