Graduates may not get the job they want straight away, but
they will do in the end as it is those without degrees who suffer
New figures from the Office of National
Statistics (ONS) have recently confirmed that Britain went back
into a recession at the end of last year. During the last recession
most university graduates still got graduate jobs, the unemployment rate for
graduates after six months didn’t get above 9%.
Studies have shown that it is the people with
lower qualifications who suffer the most during a recession.
Currently about a third of the UK working population has some form
of higher education qualification.
Employers know what the current market
conditions are and will already have factored this in to their 2012
recruitment plans. As a result you can probably expect graduate
recruitment to as good if not better this year than last in IT,
engineering, energy and utilities but in other sectors such as
investment banking it is likely to be well down on last year.
A degree doesn’t guarantee a job, graduates
will have to work hard to get into employment and the position they
want straight away. Graduates need to use all the resources
available to them – university careers, advice sites, and make sure
they continue to apply for jobs.
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