Despite high numbers of university leavers, employers struggle to fill graduate roles. Here’s what job seekers need to know
Taken from The Guardian, this article offers some valuable insight into the world of graduate recruitment...
The skills gap gets talked about so much it’s become a cliche. But it’s a cliche that is real for many students and employers.
At the height of the recession in 2009, when there was a deluge of graduate job seekers, our annual survey showed that a number of employers still couldn’t fill all their vacancies. Now in 2016 nearly half of those employers still can’t find enough university leavers to hire.
Why? With over 300,000 students graduating every year from UK universities supply should match demand, but it doesn’t. On the flipside, a significant number of graduates struggle to find graduate-level work. This is the skills gap.