Category Archives: Graduate Labour Market Updates

47% of recent graduates in non-graduate jobs – really..?

“Jobs warning for new graduates”, cautions the BBC, “Half of recent UK graduates stuck in non-graduate jobs” bemoans The Guardian. Headlines emanating from the latest ONS report, Graduates in the UK labour market 2013 which claims 47% of recent graduates … Continue reading

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HEFCE Employment Performance Indicators

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) published the latest employment performance indicators (EPIs) on Thursday 4 July – http://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/2912/393/ On the same day, The Guardian published an article entitled “Oxford and Cambridge outperformed on employability” – http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/04/oxford-and-cambridge-outperformed-on-employability – which presents … Continue reading

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Work experience three times more likely to land graduate job

The latest High Fliers research – “Class of 2013″ (published 13 June 2013) – reveals that students who completed an internship or other vacation work with employers during their studies were three times more likely to receive a definite job … Continue reading

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Destinations 2012 schools data published

The Careers Centre has just published individual reports for schools and departments at The University of Reading, showing details of the first steps into work and further study of those completing courses in 2012. As well as summaries of main … Continue reading

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First Destinations of Disabled Graduates

No new data, but the authors have conducted some useful analysis over the lifetime of the series of these reports, and comment on longer-term trends. The report details the experience of graduates from specific groups and aims to challenge many widely-established … Continue reading

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Careers Centre Labour Market Summary

Summary of paper presented at the May meeting the Student Development and Employability Sub-Committee… view now »

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Modest increase in graduate vacancies

From HECSU blog – http://hecsu.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/incomes-data-services-have-just.html -Incomes Data Services (IDS) has just released their new survey of graduate starting salaries They see a modest increase in the number of graduate vacancies this year – up about 8% on last year

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Graduate labour market – not all doom and gloom!

AGCAS Vacancy Survey The AGCAS Vacancy Survey differs from those of AGR and High Fliers, which question recruiters for larger companies’ graduate training schemes. Universities carry vacancies for organisations from across the economic spectrum, including smaller companies and the not-for-profit … Continue reading

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Salaries frozen for new graduates but upturn in opportunities

Graduate starting salaries are set to fall to their lowest real-terms level since 2003 this summer as 90 per cent of businesses freeze their offers to recruits, according to analysis released by Incomes Data Services (IDS). But graduate recruitment is … Continue reading

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Graduates in the labour market – ONS Report

Yesterday (6th March), the ONS produced an update from the Labour Force Survey about graduates in the labour market, with the strapline “Recent graduates more likely to work in lower skill jobs than a decade ago”. The proportion of recent graduates … Continue reading

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