Around 20 per cent of all graduates
have said that they wish they had chosen a different degree course,
in a study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
The highly competitive recruitment
market in the UK has left almost one in five graduates wishing that
they had taken a course that was more directly related to their
employment sector of choice or was scientific-based.
Many have been left struggling find employment, according to the
CIPD, with others unhappy in their jobs.
Victoria Winkler, CIPD learning, training and development adviser,
said: "A combination of fierce competition for graduate
jobs and graduates taking longer to find work appears to be
having an impact on their views about their choice of degree.
"The findings show that with reflection many graduates would study
a subject that relates directly to business or that will better
equip them with skills that are transferable into the
Ms Winkler added that the results of the Graduates in the Workplace study
should be used by the government to direct the national curriculum
at primary and secondary school level to ensure that students have
all the knowledge they need to make informed educational choices.
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