Graduates out of touch with world of work

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

report surveyed 100 employers.

By Paul Nelson

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