Using data to support graduate careers (new blog from me on @IoSEorg)

I’ve just published a new post on the ISE blog.

Would you fancy a career as a moulder, core maker and die caster? What about an electroplater or coal mine operative? And who wouldn’t want to pursue a career as a weaver or knitter? If so, or if you are advising students about any careers, you might be interested to know that these are some of the smallest occupations recognised by the Office for National Statistics. So small in fact they can’t collect reliable information about them in the Labour Force Survey.

On the other hand you might be interested to know that there are around a million people employed as sales and retail assistants and over three quarters of a million employed as administrators and the same as care workers. If we look at graduate professions there are over half a million nurses and slightly less early years and primary school teachers. There are also hundreds of thousands of secondary school teachers, software developers, project management professionals, medical practitioners, marketing and sales directors and a similar number of marketing professionals, people working in human resources, IT, accountancy and as management consultants.

Read on to hear why all of this matters for people involved in careers.


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