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Improve Your Graduate Recruitment Success in 2017


As applications are invited for 2017’s graduate training programmes, we identify four ways for employers to boost their graduate hiring success.

Is that degree essential?

In 2015 the CIPD revealed that nearly 60% of graduates were employed in roles that didn’t require a degree – a figure that is largely unchanged. New research from CV Library found that over half of all UK workers don’t use their degree in their current job or work in a position relevant to their graduate education. Hiring graduates for non-graduate jobs leads to frustration in the workplace, coupled with lower levels of employee engagement and job satisfaction. CV Library also revealed that graduates employed in sectors such as medical or IT are the most likely to use their degree, compared to graduates in retail jobs who were the least likely to make use of their learning.