In the United Kingdom many college grads born since 1982 are deemed unemployable. Students have not become motivated enough to specialize in anything such as law, medicine etc.. Because of this lack of motivation they do not have enough qualifications to get a job outside of retail or finance. According to Martin, most students receive liberal arts degrees in history, philosophy, sociology and if they finish school there they will have hard luck finding a job. These students, apparently, are not equipped with the skills needed for the job market. I don’t know much about the job market in the UK compared to the one in the US, but I’m wondering how relevant this is for us college students in America. Are we going to be turned away from jobs because we are not gaining the knowledge and skills deemed necessary for a career?
- Will our four years of time and money well spent go down the drain because the only job we can obtain is in retail?
- These are things that are very interesting and I will look into more. How close to home does this really get?
Original story:Edinburgh Evening News’ Helen Martin