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Planning your career – the HE route. What we are going to cover? Post-18 options Matching HE courses to graduate careers Graduate labour market trends.

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1 Planning your career – the HE route

2 What we are going to cover? Post-18 options Matching HE courses to graduate careers Graduate labour market trends How HE prepares you for employment

3 Options after sixth form/college Post-18 options Higher Education Gap year Employment without training Employment with training Work-based Learning (apprenticeship)

4 HE statistics Over 40,000 courses In more than 300 HE Institutions 653, 637 applicants (2012 start) 464, 910 got places Based on latest UCAS statistics (www.ucas.com)

5 Careers and competition IT Business Maths Medicine Economics Nursing Biosciences English Psychology Law 10 most popular in 2012

6 Matching courses to graduate careers Does it require professional accreditation Does it require a vocational qualification? Does it require work experience? Does it require postgraduate study? If you already have a career in mind….. What’s the competition like?

7 Matching courses to graduate careers What subjects do you enjoy? What are you good at /academic strengths? What are your skills, strengths and interests? If you don’t have a career in mind….. Can you opt for a generic or traditional subject? Did you know that % of graduate jobs advertised do not require a specific degree

8 Levels of HE Qualifications PhD MA, MSc PGCE DipHE, CertHE BA, BSc, BEng, etc HND, FdA/FdSc Foundation courses

9 Types of HE Qualifications What will they qualify you for? BABScBEngBEdLLBBMusPGCE

10 Professional recognition Some courses have professional recognition (e.g. CIM, CIPD, CIMA, RIBA) These may give you exemptions from professional qualifications (so save you further study time/funding) Courses with professional recognition have credibility with employers They may also be a requirement for certain careers (e.g. LLB, BEd)

11 Sandwich placements One year work placement Valuable experience of work Employability skills Enhance your CV Paid employment (average of £10-15k) Experience of life (placements abroad) Improve your grades/degree classification Check if you pay fees (£500 at University of Huddersfield)

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13 Graduate ‘premium’ A female graduate will earn 52% more (£252,000) over their working lifetime than a female non-graduate For a male graduate = +28% (£168,000) Degree classification is more likely to impact upon the ‘graduate premium’ than the type of institution i.e. Russell Group or non-Russell Group Source: BIS Report, August 2013 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/graduates-and-economic-growth- across-countries

14 Graduate starting salaries at leading UK Employers in 2013 Salary range% Less than £20,0002% £20,001 to £25,000 22% £25,001 to £30,00038% £30,001 to £35,0007% £35,001 to £40,00013% More than £40,0008% Unknown10% Salaries vary geographically and by sector Source – The Graduate Market in

15 The Graduate Market in 2013 The UK’s leading employers are expecting to increase their graduate recruitment by 2.7% in 2013 Almost half of employers expect to recruit more graduates in 2013 & a third plan to maintain their intake at 2012 levels Employers in 11 of 13 key industries and employment areas are expecting to take on more graduates than in 2012 Although these recruitment targets are encouraging & build on the increases in vacancies seen in 2011 & 2012, graduate recruitment at the UK’s leading employers remains below pre-recession levels Source – The Graduate Market in 2013

16 The Graduate Market in 2013 Biggest growth in vacancies is expected at public sector employers, retailers and engineering an industrial companies Work experience is key – over half the recruiters who took part in research warn that graduates who have no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for graduate programmes Starting salaries are likely to remain unchanged for a 4 th successive year – at £29,000 per year (mean salary) Source – The Graduate Market in 2013

17 Graduate positions Graduate destinations Graduate training scheme Junior management position Postgraduate study Establish your own business

18 How HE prepares you for employment Life skills: responsibility and maturity Careers advice, guidance and preparati on Presentations, reports and projects Time management, decision- making skills Develop new learning styles Field trips Work placements Sandwich placements Subject knowledge Subject specific knowledge & skills, and generic skills

19 How to find out more Jobs and careers newspapers/websites School or college careers library and staff Careers Service

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