29th April 2011. Szabina Horvath (24) is a Graduate in Photography at the University of the Arts.
Szabina is now working in a local pub for £6.80 an hour whilst applying for jobs and internships within the art world. According to recent statistics, 52% of recent graduates are unemployed or under-employed six months after graduating.
“I spend a lot of time making job applications, mainly for internships as I know I’ll have to work for free in the beginning. I’ve had absolutely no luck and it is disheartening. I’ve also been looking at MA courses and funding for them to give myself more of a chance. There are less and less creative jobs and the competition is ever growing. I work in a pub and receive allowance from my parents. I wish I didn’t have to, it makes you feel like you are still a kid.”