Graduate Market Trends debunks graduate recruitment myths

The autumn edition of Prospects Graduate Market Trends (GMT) journal addresses two common misconceptions that are deterring young people from university.


New analysis by Charlie Ball, head of higher education intelligence at Prospects, sheds light on whether the UK has too many graduates to meet business demand and if the majority of people go to university.

Charlie explains:

“Misconceptions about the fundamental characteristics of the graduate labour market are common during stable periods, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they are proliferating in the murky uncertainty of the post-referendum economy. I’ve examined some of the key myths that circulate in media and civil discussion about graduates and the graduate labour market.”

In the latest edition of Prospects’ quarterly journal, Charlie also gives an exclusive preview of research undertaken by university careers practitioners as a result of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit research funding programme.

There is also insight from Grovelands, which shares its latest survey on how recruiters view first time graduates entering the labour market. And AGCAS’s new Executive Director, Elaine Boyes, discusses the ever increasing importance of careers services.

Prospects GMT can be downloaded for free at

Author: Editorial Team

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