ESU published results of employability survey.

European Students' Union (ESU) published results of analysis conducted under the project Student Advancement of Graduate Employability (SAGE) which were derived from survey undertaken by 47 national bodies representing students (Students' Parliament of the Republic of Poland was not involved however). The outcomes are somehow worrying: ca. 78% of respondents express opinion that employers do not value first cycle of higher education. The possibility of gaining first meaningful employment was rated high only by ca. 9,6% of students.

The report underlines also that according to students opinions soft skills constitute key asset while higher education institutions and labour market favour rather hard skills.

Employability is a process and a concept of learning, rather than a mere mathematical relationship between completion rates and employment statistics – stated Nevena Vuksanovic, project coordinator.

Full report is available here.