- Graduate recruitment—the state of play
- According to the Association of Graduate Recruiters’ annual survey, the UK graduate job market has receded by 8% since 2015. What are the primary reasons for this downward shift?
- Does the apprenticeship levy, which the UK will introduce in April 2017, play a role in this trend? Are recruiters repackaging certain graduate roles as higher level apprenticeships due to the levy?
- Has the decline in graduate jobs, therefore, been misinterpreted?
- How has the digitalisation of the economy affected the graduate market? Have there been any adverse implications for graduates?
- The Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich has developed a graduate course specifically for automotive electronic engineers working with machines. Could digitalisation have the potential to transform and create tailor-made jobs for degree courses, much like law and medicine?
- How has the UK’s decision to leave the EU affected the graduate job market?
- Does the recently released Green Paper, ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’, address any of the issues raised in this interview?
- Are there any other pertinent points worth mentioning?
Local Government analysis: Paul Kessell-Holland, head of partnerships at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), considers factors that may have contributed to a downward shift in the graduate job market this year.
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