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ERIC Number: ED470778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The IES Annual Graduate Review, 2002 Update. Part 1: Higher Education: The New Status Quo and Part 2: Graduates' Early Careers. IES Report.
S., Perryman
Part 1 identifies the far-reaching changes to higher education (HE) in Great Britain during the 1990s. It shows that HE has settled into a new status quo, with a market for new graduates in 2001-02. Findings indicate that around 37 percent of 18-year-olds take part in full-time, further, or higher education; the participation rate at age 19 is now roughly on a par with other European countries; participation in HE among nontraditional students has increased during the 1990s; student choice of universities close to home and consequent loss of some "social" benefits of HE in learning to live in a new environment and culture has increased; and the new graduate labor market may be a little less bullish. Part 2 focuses on graduates' early careers, ambitions, their progression relative to non-graduates, and retention patterns with first employers. Findings indicate career prospects are major motivators for those entering HE; job search starts early; first jobs vary greatly, with under 20 percent employed by blue chip employers and many competing for lower-level jobs; 3 years after graduation, over three-quarters are in jobs related to their occupational plan; up to 1 in 5 felt over-qualified for their job; graduates earn more and have more access to flexible work practices; organizations lose about 5 percent of their intake each year; and career progression is the factor that most encourages new graduates to stay in current jobs. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom