Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates

Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates

Author: David Docherty and Rosa Fernandez
Published: 2nd April 2014

‘Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK’ is the first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills. Employers said that in some sectors the degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that in a modern economy they seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.

The finding that graduates who move between sectors and job roles early in their career are more valued than those who do not move, may come as a surprise to graduates and HE providers, for whom advice has emphasised a focus on developing skills and experience in a particular subject or sector of employment.

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