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LII Professional Studies:Labour Market Information
Dr J Copelton
Senior Careers Adviser
Advice & mentoring
Students at Queen’s have access to three
labour markets. In order of size these are:
a:In UK employment (66.5%)
b:In overseas employment 2.0%
c:Working and studying 6.9%
d:Studying in the UK for a higher degree 8.3%
e:Studying in the UK for a teaching qualification 0.7%
f:Undertaking other further study or training in the UK 1.2%
g:Undertaking further study or training overseas 0.2%
h:Not available for employment, study or training 4.2%
i:Believed to be unemployed 7.3%
Lack of relevant experience.
Not focussed on employment while at university.
Queen’s graduate destination statistics show a clear divide in the destinations of BEng and MEng graduates.
MEng graduates are much more likely to be working with major employers in GB while BEng graduates are mostly working in NI.
Why is this?
Chartered engineer status means you
have satisfied your professional
institutions requirements regarding –
(Eli Lilley, ESB Intl., Intel, Kerry Group, Mercke, Microsoft, Siemens, Smurfit Kappa).
(Source: LM Bulletin 19, DEL)
The Law of Supply and Demand
In a market economy, the forces of supply and demand push the price of a commodity toward the level at which quantity supplied and quantity demanded are equal.
The earnings differentials between graduates and those with GCE A-level or equivalent alone were largest in Northern Ireland (39.5%) and Scotland (35.7%).
This shows that although graduates working in Northern Ireland had the lowest mean weekly earnings across all regions, the financial benefits of a university education were relatively large compared with other regions.
Wednesday 21 February
11.00 – 3.30
Belfast City Council
Insight into management
For more information visit
> Work Experience Centre
12.00 – 1.30
2.00 – 4.00
Careers Exhibition, Ashby Foyer
Symposium on Graduate Selection,
Lecture Theatre 1.22
Companies expected to attend:
BBC, BT, Cummins, F G Wilson, KTP, SAP, Schlumberger, Stryker, Terex Finley, Unilever.