Yesterday we held our annual Student and Graduate Career Confidence Insight Breakfast.

Around 30 employers and agencies attended the event to hear the results from our research. Key findings include;

  • The respondents’ biggest concern about their graduate job prospects is competition from candidates with more work experience (59%), and 63% say that more work experience or an internship would give them more confidence about their future job prospects.
  • 87% feel that employers favour candidates from certain universities based on the university’s reputation.
  • Work-life balance and flexibility is the most important factor when students and graduates are choosing their future career at 57%.
  • 84% of respondents believe that face-to-face interviews are more beneficial than video interviews. The 16% that preferred video interviews claim the main reasons for this are less time spent travelling and lower costs.

We also invited a student and a recent graduate to join us to talk about career confidence post Brexit. Matt Mahmoudi, graduate of St Mary’s University London and creator of Politics Made Public and Shingi Mararike, student at the University of Warwick, editor of The Boar and News Academy summer intern took to the stage to answer employer questions surrounding Brexit, career confidence amongst their peers and their future career plans.


On the 9th September, we will be holding an Insight Breakfast to talk about our School Leaver Career Confidence Survey and our Millennial research. If you would like to book a place at this event, please fill in the form below.