ONLY half of UK graduates work in a field which relates to their degree after leaving university, new research reveals.

The research also showed that 96% of those under 24 have already changed careers once or more since graduating.

The survey of 2000 graduates, conducted by London's New College of the Humanities, found that one in seven never found work in their chosen industry.

According to the findings, 93% of those surveyed have changed profession or industry once or more since leaving university.