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From the classroom to the workplace: exploring the road less travelled

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Join us for the launch event for new CIPD research report: Alternative Pathways into the Labour Market

With nearly three-in-five graduates in the UK working in non-graduate jobs, the UK has one of the highest levels of self-reported over-qualification amongst its graduates in Europe.

So what skills ‘premium’, if any, do individuals gain from going to university? And with the UK not producing enough of the highly skilled jobs for our graduates – and government figures suggesting 45% of student loans won’t be paid back – is the UK economy actually making a loss by having so many graduates in the labour market?

To examine these issues, the CIPD has commissioned research to explore various pathways into employment, comparing the relative costs and outcomes from graduate and non-graduate routes.

On October 11, we are hosting a breakfast event involving an expert panel discussion and debate on the merits and disadvantages of these different pathways.

Confirmed panellists:

Jo Swinson, Chair of CIPD Policy Forum and former Employment Relations Minister (Chair)

Lizzie Crowley, Skills Adviser, CIPD

Professor Ken Mayhew, University of Oxford (joint-author of report)

Neil Morrison, HR Director, Penguin Random House

Bill Rammell, Former Minister for Higher Education and Vice Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire


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