New thinking about graduate jobs and who gets them (Jane artess)


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  • Also concern about debt.
  • In the mid 90s only 30% of students had paid work – they were attractive to employers and often found vacation and seasonal work – many of us did! Introduction of new financial arrangements appears to have triggered changes in the level of students working whilst studying – estimates now put it at around half (or up to 58%). Participation in paid work is not uniform: Futuretrack respondents report that : At stage 1 more expected to do paid work in holiday time than term time Around 30% expected not to work at all thus 70% did expect to take paid work Over 40% of FT thought they would work both in term time and holiday times.
  • New thinking about graduate jobs and who gets them (Jane artess)

    1. 1. Futuretrack:New thinking about graduatejobs and who gets themJane ArtessMay 2013
    2. 2. Outline1. Findings from stage 4 ofFuturetrack2. Issues that still confront us3. Key questions
    3. 3. …in short … a job!
    4. 4. The worth of a degree
    5. 5. Three main ways• Type of job• Satisfaction• Earnings
    6. 6. Expert, orchestrator & communicator
    7. 7. Outcomes by type ofinstitution
    8. 8. Job appropriateness andsatisfaction
    9. 9. Real Prospects, 2011‘‘We found that graduates who believed theirparticipation in HE had contributed to theirpersonal & professional developmentdemonstrated an awareness of the broaderpurposes of HE while graduates whoperceived their higher education to be of littleof no value were more likely to viewuniversity as a means to an end.’’(Source: Higgins, in Graduate Market Trends, Spring 2012)
    10. 10. Graduates do earn more …0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14%16%18%20%Completed u/g degreeDid not complete u/gdegree
    11. 11. …well men do….£0£5,000£10,000£15,000£20,000£25,000£30,000£35,000£40,000MaleFemale
    12. 12. Three main ways plus• Type of job• Satisfaction• Earningsplus- Value for money- Use of knowledge and skills
    13. 13. Value for money
    14. 14. Use of knowledge & skills
    15. 15. Further study?• GRADUATES WEREMORE LIKELY TOENGAGE IN FURTHERSTUDY IF…• They had completed athree-year course• They were male• Both parents helddegrees• They had attended ahighest or high tariffinstitution• They had studiedbiology, veterinaryscience, physicalsciences, linguistics,classics, languages, orhistorical orphilosophical studies fortheir first degree• They held a first-class• GRADUATES WERELESS LIKELY TOENGAGE IN FURTHERSTUDY IF…• They had completed afive-year course• They were female• Neither parent held adegree• They had attended amiddle or low tariffinstitution• They had studiedmedicine or subjectsallied to medicine,education, dentistry orcreative art and designfor their first degree• They held a lowersecond-class degree
    16. 16. Some issues and questions…
    17. 17. • Is it reasonable to expect HE to deliver asatisfying, well paid job?• The labour market is dynamic; but self-confidence and the ability to learn are thebasis of career adaptability (employability).• Do applicants even think about what HE candeliver? (more easily noted in the absence).• Stakeholders’ views on what HE shoulddeliver differ.
    18. 18. 96%would do it allagain!
    19. 19. Thank youContactJane Artess on telephone 0161 277 5208