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zeitghost
1st July 2015, 09:22
Well you might well in some places:

Graduate jobs: The best and worst cities to find a graduate job in the UK - Cambridge, Guildford and Reading are top spots, but London fails to make the grade | City A.M. (http://www.cityam.com/218946/graduate-jobs-best-and-worst-cities-find-graduate-job-uk-cambridge-guildford-and-reading-are?ITO=yahoo&ref=yfp)

Proud to see that Swansea came 8th worst. :yay:

Odd that.:eyes

eek
1st July 2015, 09:29
Exactly what are they measuring there.

It seems to be graduate job opportunities / graduations in that town....


Which by any standards is an utterly crap measure...

tractor
1st July 2015, 09:38
Exactly what are they measuring there.

It seems to be graduate job opportunities / graduations in that town....


Which by any standards is an utterly crap measure...

Not unlike most published by the government/mainstream media.

SimonMac
1st July 2015, 09:44
Well you might well in some places:

Graduate jobs: The best and worst cities to find a graduate job in the UK - Cambridge, Guildford and Reading are top spots, but London fails to make the grade | City A.M. (http://www.cityam.com/218946/graduate-jobs-best-and-worst-cities-find-graduate-job-uk-cambridge-guildford-and-reading-are?ITO=yahoo&ref=yfp)

Proud to see that Swansea came 8th worst. :yay:

Odd that.:eyes

Doesn't that just mean in the North you need actual skills to do a job, rather than just a bit of paper and £40k worth of debt

NotAllThere
1st July 2015, 09:49
I used to work oop north for British Gas, not long after it was invented. The technical ability of the northerners demonstrably exceeded that of our colleagues in and around London. The reason seemed to be that BG was the best employer in the North, and so attracted the best people from round about. Around London, there were far better rates of pay on offer, so the best people went elsewhere.

SueEllen
1st July 2015, 14:46
If you are in Salford travelling to Manchester isn't a big struggle.

In fact if you do end up with that graduate job in Salford you were probably looking in Manchester anyway....

rl4engc
1st July 2015, 15:08
0.09 jobseekers per job?! That puts the 200 jobseekers per job in context when a new poundland opens.

Must be a massive skills shortage for non-menial work.

SimonMac
1st July 2015, 15:27
0.09 jobseekers per job?! That puts the 200 jobseekers per job in context when a new poundland opens.

Must be a massive skills shortage for non-menial work.

It depends on the jobseeker, someone with a meeja studies degree is more likely to be chasing one of the poundland jobs than someone with a STEM degree

Zero Liability
1st July 2015, 18:31
I would think the most important things would be the prestige of the university and the course itself. If you graduate with a first in just about any subject from Oxbridge, it's not like you'll struggle for work in most of the UK.

VectraMan
2nd July 2015, 08:32
I would think the most important things would be the prestige of the university and the course itself. If you graduate with a first in just about any subject from Oxbridge, it's not like you'll struggle for work in most of the UK.

As a computing graduate I applied for a software engineering job at a consultancy along with a friend of mine who did Physics at Cambridge. He got the job, I didn't even get an interview despite me having all the relevant knowledge and experience and him having very little. For a consultancy especially I imagine having an Oxbridge graduate on the books is worth a lot more than a Kent University graduate, no matter what their degree is in.

Not that I'm bitter.:)

Zero Liability
2nd July 2015, 11:34
How did you find Kent out of curiosity? I've been looking into CS conversion courses and its one looks rather good in terms of the areas it covers.

VectraMan
2nd July 2015, 12:52
How did you find Kent out of curiosity? I've been looking into CS conversion courses and its one looks rather good in terms of the areas it covers.

Well my Dad knew the way.:tumble:

20 years ago but I think the computing and electronics side was better than most and they were teaching us stuff like Transputers which were cutting edge at the time. Maybe not so great a location for an 18 year olds social life compared to some, but you probably don't care about that so much.