This blog is designed to keep you up-to-date with Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) available locally, nationally and through the school. I’ll be posting information about employment and training opportunities available locally as well as details of open days and useful websites. The world of education, employment and training opportunities is changing rapidly so keep checking in for the latest information.

Mr Cross

Monday, 11 December 2017

Which degree subjects lead to employment?

An Office of National Statistics survey has found that medics are the most employable graduates, with 95% of recent graduates employed, followed by engineering, at 92%. Engineering had the highest average salary, £44,980, up from £42,016 in 2013. Average pay for languages graduates fell from £30,420 in 2013 to £25,012 in 2017. Professor Alan Smithers (head of the centre for education and employment research at Buckingham University) has commented that engineering was becoming "increasingly important in its new forms within our economy.” He said that civil engineering, with the launch of HS2 and the other infrastructure projects, and electrical engineering’s role in building computers, has “moved engineering away from the image of someone in overalls with greasy hands”. The figures also show that male graduates had an average employment rate 7% higher than females. Overall, 11% of female graduates were out of the workplace because they were looking after the home or family, compared to 2% of men. Male graduates were also more likely to be in high-skilled jobs and less likely to be working part-time.

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