I can’t quite believe the lack of support that the unemployed graduates are receiving (11 September, page 34)

It’s not about being promised jobs, it’s the fact that we have bothered to go on further and get an education because we thought there would be more opportunities for us with a degree than without. I’m not blaming the universities because they want more students or they wouldn’t be in jobs themselves.

The problem I have is what’s being done now to help get us into employment: very little and frankly it isn’t good enough. People who sit on their back ends and don’t really care whether they ever work seem to get support and training opportunities, whereas the people who want to work get nothing.

Neil Mathers