Almost half of graduates are underemployed


University leavers are increasingly taking non-graduate job roles according to research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Association of Accounting Technicians.

The main findings of the report suggest that around 40% of new graduates in employment are ‘underemployed’ often in roles where they are over qualified as a result of the recent economic downturn. This is up from around 30% four years before.

The report analysis shows that many university subjects are offering very poor returns in terms of improved job prospects. With students being asked to pay a greater cost for university, it is essential that students are made aware of the employment value of different degree courses.

The report concludes that “With students being asked to pay a greater cost for university, it is essential that students are made aware of the employment value of different degree courses.”

The GO Wales Graduate Academy training course has been designed to help underemployed graduates improve their career prospects. You can view further information and apply online via the GO Wales website. http://www.gowales.co.uk/graduateacademy