Graduates out of touch with world of work

This
year’s graduates do not understand what work involves, according to research.

More
than one-third of the firms polled by the Careers Service Unit believe that
graduates looking for work this summer have a less realistic idea about what to
expect than students did five years ago.

Despite
this, four out of ten respondents think students now have a useful amount of
work experience.

Over
forty per cent of employers surveyed state that this year’s graduates have
stronger career ambitions than their counterparts of five years ago.

Nearly
half of the employers questioned do not think it is important for graduates to
be well informed about their organisation.

More
than half of respondents state that recruitment is not affected by which
university students attend and over one-third state that a graduate’s degree
and its relevance to the organisation’s function is not a vital consideration.

The
report surveyed 100 employers.

By Paul Nelson

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