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Nearly half of students unprepared for employment

The lack of work experience due to the pandemic has left students feeling unprepared for employment with many looking to boost their skills on leaving education or change careers, reports Prospects Early Careers Survey 2021

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis, Prospects - Jisc | Published: 2 July 2021

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Graduate unemployment rate lowest in 39 years

The unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university fell to 5.1 percent this year – the lowest since the 1979 survey when it was 4.9 percent. Skills shortages across many industries appear to have helped job prospects with increases in those entering professional jobs across all degree subjects.

Contributor: Charlie Ball | Published: 20 October 2018

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Graduate jobs market to expand in 2018

Employers expect to increase their graduate job market vacancies by 11 percent this year, marking a return to double-digit growth. The annual Student Recruitment Pulse survey by the ISE (formerly Association of Graduate Recruiters) reports the intentions of 103 of the UK’s largest student employers.

Contributor: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 16 January 2018