Close to 50% of recent graduates are employed in non-graduate roles, ONS report reveals


Almost half of the recent university graduates in the UK are currently employed in non-graduate jobs, a new report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has recently revealed, up from just 38% around 5 years ago.

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Nevertheless, the survey has also found that, in 2013, graduates (defined as all those with a qualification above A level standard),were more likely to be employed, less likely to be searching for work and less likely to be out of the labour force (inactive) than those people with lower qualifications or no qualifications.

The ONS also said that the percentage of graduates working in non-graduate roles has risen, particularly since the 2008/09 recession, suggesting that the increasing supply of graduates and the possible decrease in demand for them has had an effect on the type of job they are doing.

Based on the nature of the studies, graduates with a degree in medicine or dentistry had the highest employment rate of all graduates, at 95%, followed by those with media and information studies, at 93%. However, rates of pay were quite different, with medical graduates reaching the highest median pay of £45,000 a year, while media and information studies graduates had the lowest pay (£21,000) of all subject groups.

Companies who do wish to tap into the sheer talent pool represented by recent graduates should also implement extensive workforce management solutions, that will help them provide a superior level of support for these less-than-experienced workers, and this is specifically where Tensor plc can leverage its extensive market experience.

We supply a full range of solutions designed specifically to streamline workforce and skill management within companies of any sizes. Our WinHR suite enables managers to save and easily access a wide array of data pertaining to each of their employees, thus allowing them to better use the available resources and skill ranges at any given moment.

Moreover, Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

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