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Rise in graduates working in non-graduate roles

According to a study by CIPD, around 58% of graduates in the UK are currently working in roles which do not require them to possess a degree. The UK came in third place in the study, behind Greece with just over 60% and Estonia who boasted over 80% working in non-graduate roles.

Since the cap on the amount of students that universities can recruit was lifted, a 3% rise in applications has been recorded in comparison with last year’s figures.

CEO of CIPD, Peter Cheese states that ‘the assumption that we will transition to a more productive, higher value higher skilled economy by just increasing the conveyor belt of graduates is proven to be flawed’.


SOURCE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/the-majority-of-uk-graduates-are-being-forced-into-nongraduate-work-says-study-10461206.html