Tom MacDonald spent nine months working in a hotel bar on the minimum wage after graduating last year.
Mr MacDonald, 22, who gained a 2.1 degree in medical and veterinary biochemistry from Swansea University, repeatedly applied for graduate jobs in finance.
A First in anything will help. A 2.1 in something relevant (physics, maths, what have you) will help. A Third from Oxbridge will help if it means that you know everyone in the coming generation.
But a not a First in a not relevant subject from a decidedly third tier university just isn\’t going to open those golden doors. and those who believe it will have been sold a pup.