Less than a fifth of students had a
graduate career in mind before choosing their
A new study from Milkround has indicated that
only 19% of students had considered their graduate career before
choosing their university course. The Milkround study looked at
1,730 students indicates that the majority of students do not
consider their future graduate careers when initially choosing
The study also indicated that graduates were
not confident in finding graduate jobs after graduating with 42%
indicating that the media had lead them to believe it was
difficult. The current state of the economic environment with only
4% feeling optimistic about it and a further 11% think they will
feel better about it in the next six months.
Students were also asked what worried them the
most about finding a graduate job, 69% felt that there was too much
competition, with 55% feeling that there was not enough graduates.
Graduates also felt that the job requirements for graduate roles
were too high despite feeling that they could succeed in the
Milkround Spokesperson Mike Bernard has called
for students to be “given the information needed to make informed
career decisions”, including information about potential
industries, how to get work experience whilst studying and
encouraging students to use their careers services earlier,
planning in advance for their graduate career.
What are these?
Follow on Twitter
Link to us
Read our Blogg
Connect with us