Overqualified and underemployed: meet Australia's graduates

More Australians are attaining tertiary degrees than ever before, yet many end up working in menial jobs with little or no relevance to their chosen field. Are they just wasting time and money?

Twenty-six-year-old Bradley Woolstencroft is looking for work. He has a job, but that’s not the problem. Woolstencroft is employed as supervisor at Woolworths, when he’s qualified for the courtroom.

It’s a frustrating situation for Woolstencroft, who spent the better part of the past six years studying for his legal debut. He keeps applying and attending interviews, but is yet to land a position.


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