Careers, Employability and Skills. What can I do with a non-vocational degree? Greta O’Donnell Careers Adviser. The short answer is.............. ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!. Dispelling Myths. Contrary to popular opinion the majority of graduate vacancies are open to any discipline
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What can I do with a non-vocational degree?
The largest recruiters of graduates in 2011 will be –
High Fliers “The Graduate Market in 2011”
According to a survey of 500 Directors in October 2007, when recruiting, 64% said graduates’ employability skills were more important to their organisation than the specific occupational, technical or academic knowledge/skills associated with the graduate’s degree
Institute of Directors skills briefing–December 2007 Graduates’ employability skills. www.iod.com/
Why are employers so interested in students studying non and less vocational subjects?
“Generic competencies such as interpersonal and organisational sensitivity, planning and organising, teamwork and communication are typically given more emphasis in the study of humanities than STEM subjects”
HESCU Graduate Market Trends Autumn 2010
www.prospects.ac.uk > Prospects Planner & Options with your Subject
www.gradireland.com > Careers Report
www.qub.ac.uk/careers > Vacancies www.gradireland.com