University graduates don’t have the right skills for work, survey suggests
Around 4 in 10 (41%) of businesses believe that universities are not doing a good job at preparing graduates for employment, a survey of more than 3,500 businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has been able to reveal.
The research also found that just 24% of businesses think secondary schools are either very effective or fairly effective at preparing young people for work, with 69% saying secondary schools are not very effective or not effective at all.
The researchers discovered that businesses want careers guidance reforms to include work experiences (64%), encounters with employers and employees (62%), and curriculum learning linked to careers (45%).
John Longworth, BCC director general, described businesses and schools as being “worlds apart” when it comes to getting young people ready for the workplace.
“Businesspeople across the UK believe that secondary schools need to do more to help young people transition into employment by ensuring that their students have the preparation businesses truly value,” he said.
“High youth unemployment and skills gaps are a cause for national embarrassment. Unless ministers allow schools to increase their focus on preparing students for the working world and businesses step up and do more to engage, inform and inspire, we could fail an entire generation of young people.”
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