Skilled graduate jobs are harder to find

The proportion of graduates in high-skilled employment has fallen since 2008, according to an analysis of Labour Force Survey data

June 26, 2014

About 66 per cent of graduates aged 25-30 reported being in high-skilled employment in the first quarter of 2014, down from 72 per cent in the first quarter of 2008.

The reduction was less significant for graduates aged between 18 and 24. About 44 per cent of these were employed in high-skilled jobs in 2014, compared with 49 per cent six years ago, says the analysis conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

However, BIS says that the graduate employment rate is now at its highest level since the second quarter of 2008. For high-skilled jobs specifically, graduates aged 18-24 are experiencing the highest employment rate in almost five years, it adds in the analysis.

holly.else@tsleducation.com

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

Monster behind man at desk

Despite all that’s been done to improve doctoral study, horror stories keep coming. Here three students relate PhD nightmares while two academics advise on how to ensure a successful supervision

celebrate, cheer, tef results

Emilie Murphy calls on those who challenged the teaching excellence framework methodology in the past to stop sharing their university ratings with pride

Sir Christopher Snowden, former Universities UK president, attacks ratings in wake of Southampton’s bronze award

Reflection of man in cracked mirror

To defend the values of reason from political attack we need to be more discriminating about the claims made in its name, says John Hendry

But the highest value UK spin-off companies mainly come from research-intensive universities, latest figures show