Uni graduates failing to use degrees
UNIVERSITY graduates are increasingly securing jobs which require only a Year 12 education, a study has found.
Australian graduates in the fields of science and commerce are particularly failing to gain work that makes use of their degrees. The Grattan Institute report found graduates in law, IT and engineering were less likely to use their qualification.
“The main reason for the deterioration is that there were many more new graduates than there were jobs that re- quire their qualification,” Grattan higher education program director Andrew Norton said.
“Between 2008 and 2016, there were about 970,000 new bachelor degree graduates but only 875,000 professional and managerial jobs created.”