‘Graduate labour market holding up’ AGCAS survey | National Careers Service for England | Graduates in the labour market – analysis and comment
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the professional association for higher education (HE) careers practitioners and those involved in the provision of careers and employability education, information, advice and guidance to current or prospective HE students and graduates.
‘Graduate labour market holding up’ AGCAS survey
More employers are looking for graduates according to university careers and employability professionals. Responding to the regular vacancy survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), 87.5% of heads of careers services said that in their experience the graduate labour market was more buoyant (50%) or the same (37.5%) in the quarter ending 31 December 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
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National Careers Service for England
A new National Careers Service, which promises improved access to careers advice in England, is to be launched this week. The government says the service will provide ‘information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market, covering further education, apprenticeships and other types of training and higher education through a mix of face-to-face interviews, a telephone helpline and web-based services’. The launch follows last week’s publication of statutory guidance, which restated the importance of quality-assured careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools.
Read the full story at: http://www.agcas.org.uk/articles/534-National-Careers-Service-for-England
Graduates in the labour market – analysis and comment
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report, Graduates in the Labour Market 2012, which looks at graduate and non-graduate employment over the last decade.
• A higher employment rate for all graduates (86% compared to 72.3% for non-graduates)
• A lower rate of inactivity for all graduates (10.1% compared to 20.9% for non-graduates)
• Higher salaries (£15+ an hour versus under £9 for non-graduates)
• Most graduates (over 80%) are in higher skilled jobs
However, it is harder than it was for graduates to find higher skilled jobs. And there are differentials by subject.
ONS have also released an accompanying short video on YouTube:
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