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Leaving university usually signals the end of twice-weekly hangovers and the beginning of exciting new opportunities, but not for this year’s cohort of graduates. As the coronavirus crisis forces thousands out of work, many university grads will struggle to secure any form of employment. But for others, positions they thought were in the bag months ago have been scrapped entirely, causing a new level of worry in an already overly competitive job market.
Scarlett had gained a spot on a graduate scheme in November 2019, just a couple of months into her final year of university. However, when the coronavirus pandemic first became a cause for concern back in March, she started to worry. In May, she emailed the company who had offered her the position, but was reassured that it was still available.
“I felt immediate relief and was taking the extra time