ERIC Number: ED470778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The IES Annual Graduate Review, 2002 Update. Part 1: Higher Education: The New Status Quo and Part 2: Graduates' Early Careers. IES Report.
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)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Career Development, Career Education, College Graduates, Developed Nations, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Labor Market, National Surveys, Nontraditional Students, Occupational Mobility, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Student Characteristics, Unemployment, Wages
For full text (Part 1): http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/summary/summary.php?id=393. For full text (Part 2): http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/summary/summary.php?id=393b.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom