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Lots of people assume that if they go to university, study hard, and get a degree, then they will graduate and go straight into well paid work that will last them a lifetime. The question is; will a degree make you employable? has recently posted about whether a degree will make you more employable than a person with basic qualifications…

It’s totally understandable that young people start university filled with excitement both about their studies and about the career possibilities that will open up to them when they graduate.  Will gaining a Degree get you a job though? The report published last year by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed that in the UK more people are getting qualified and gaining degrees than ever before.  However, it also revealed that unlike in other nations, like Finland, the increase in people getting qualifications is not matched by an increase in the skills that people have, particularly in literacy and numeracy — vital skills in the work place.

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