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47% of graduates says it takes over six months to find graduate role, Grovelands reveals

Grovelands has just launched the second in its series of Grovelands Insights reports.


It says these reports focus on graduate and future graduate expectations of the world of work.


Towards the end of last year, the company surveyed a selection (221) of students and graduates about their career and longer term lifestyle aspirations - asking them in depth questions about their experience of job hunting, the world of work and what makes them tick.


The report found that:

Employers should have more than one graduate intakes a year – The research showed that students and graduates don’t focus their job search on a particular period in the year. 47% of graduates say it takes more than six months to find a graduate role and 18% says it takes more than a year.


A healthy work/life balance is a must – it isn’t all about the money, increasingly flexible/home working opportunities are becoming key in career decisions, according to 75% of the respondents.


Graduates are not as concerned about university costs as you would think – but do have a high expectation of universities to provide a higher level of education, career support and guidance.


Graduates are open minded about careers – there is less expectation of working in a field that reflects their field of study. How they find work is also changing. 20% of respondents said they have no specific career path in mind and 59% said they are working towards a role unrelated to their degree subject.


The full report can be read online here: Grovelands Graduate Insights


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