How graduates be equipped with the workplace skills they Require?
According to a new survey the Guardian has reported that
graduates are lacking the basic skills to get by in the workplace.
This includes a lack of team work, communication, punctuality and
the ability to cope under pressure.
Apparently the survey "calls into question the effectiveness of
the millions of pounds universities are spending in augmenting
degrees with programmes designed to equip their graduates with the
workplace skills to make them an immediate asset to employers."
What can be done to rectify this and in our minds, this survey
shows that its imperative students back up their degree with work
undertaken in their holidays, either temp work or even better
We register many recent graduates and generally it's those with
degree plus good work experience who firstly stand a far better
chance of getting a good role and secondly excelling in the
The report suggests that the universities should be doing more,
however students should also be doing more to help and equip
themselves for their future.