Milkround presents its latest research


Last month, Milkround held their bi-annual Insight Breakfast, presenting the recent findings from their latest student and graduate Candidate Compass report. They had a packed-out room at Foyles Bookstore near Charing Cross, who were waiting to find out what students have to say about their career confidence this year.

Milkround surveyed over 5,700 students and graduates, asking them about their opinions of the so-called “graduate skills gap”, salary expectations and application processes. There was a strong emphasis around gender disparities and mental health, topics both highly relevant in current news. Milkround offered their recommendations along the way which are also cited in the downloadable version found here.

On the morning, Milkround were privileged to be joined on stage by Barbara Dischinger from WISE, who also spoke at the breakfast. WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in STEM. Barbara focused her talk on Women in STEM and the gaps that persist.

Milkround has shared a snippet of what students and graduates had to say on some key issues:

Career confidence:
41% of females believe a lack of confidence holds them back
25% of males say the same

Productivity:
24% of respondents claim flexible working hours would increase their productivity

Influences:
34% of respondents say their personal values impact their career choices

Mental health:
17% of the respondents cite their mental health as a personal barrier

STEM:
49% of females would be interested in career in technology
73% of males would pursue this route

Download your copy of the full Milkround student and graduate Candidate Compass report here.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

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