Is Education Fit for the Workplace?

Recently I read an interesting article stating that six months after leaving education, little over half of graduates are in graduate-level jobs, and many of them are earning below the UK average wage. While the article was focused primarily on gender pay gaps and government policy, as an employer, I couldn’t help but wonder about the general suitability of a graduate education in the workplace. Understandably, if you want to pursue careers in law, medicine and engineering, for example, then those degrees with their accompanying ‘hard’ skills (academic qualifications) are tailored very specifically for your chosen future profession. But just.

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