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A recent article on the BBC News stated that the government is to pay for graduates struggling to get a job to go on trips abroad, which was confirmed by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

It said the scheme will be launched with expedition company Raleigh International next week.

It will pay for 500 young people under the age of 24 to travel to places such as Costa Rica and India to take part in projects such as building schools. It comes as graduates face an increasingly tough job market. Currently 48 graduates are chasing every job on offer this year, according to a study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. So is this initiative by the Government a respectable idea to help support graduates during this recession or just enabling the new generation of workers an easy option when things get tough?

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