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Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market: CIPD report August 2015

August 19, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has just issued a report arguing that the UK has a particularly high proportion of graduates in non-graduate jobs and that this figure has increased over the past decade.

http://www.cipd.co.uk/publicpolicy/policy-reports/overqualification-skills-mismatch-graduate-labour-market.aspx

The annual graduate employment statistics remain much-emphasised by universities and government.  Providing an alternative, more sceptical view this report is worth a bit of attention: it will be interesting to see what counter-arguments are put to this and by whom.  The Guardian report notes that:

But more recent figures have pointed to an improving jobs market for graduates and the latest findings on those who left university last summer showed professional employment was up and salaries were higher. Two-thirds of graduates from full-time degrees were in posts classified as “professional employment”, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa).

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