HR ‘questions value of a degree’
Many employers no longer believe that a university degree is the best way for young people to get ahead in the job market, a survey has suggested.
The research, of 100 HR managers and 100 other bosses focused on the marketing profession, found that 53 per cent said that entrants to the job market would be better or equally well off pursuing professional qualifications and work experience rather than going to university to pursue a degree in an academic subject. Moreover, 71 per cent disagreed with the statement that a degree is worthwhile regardless of where or what is studied.
A supporting survey of 2000 recent graduates found that nearly a fifth (18 per cent) regretted going to university and wish they had taken a path of experience and professional qualifications instead.