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Bachelor’s degree programmes. Employment status in December 2017- Class of 2014

Deusto already exceeds the employment levels prior to the beginning of the crisis

The report on the employment status of University of Deusto’s 2014 graduates has been prepared and presented by the technical department of Lanbide-Basque Employment Service.

To prepare the Report on Incorporation into working life of UD graduates. Class of 2014., the opinion of 883 graduates from the university on that year was collected.

The Class of 2014 sample were interviewed in December 2017 and their responses were extrapolated to the whole of that academic year, made up of 1,182 graduates.

89.3% of these graduates are employed, which means 4.9 points more than the previous graduating class.

Some of the most relevant data include:

  • The average first job search time is five months.
  • The employment rate reaches 92.9% compared to 91.6% of the previous graduating class.
  • The unemployment rate is 10.7%, decreasing by almost 5 points compared to the previous year. The unemployment rate of the three Basque universities is 11.3%.
  • Embedded employment is maintained, which offers a percentage of 86%. This term means that almost nine out of ten employed graduates have a job according to their academic level. The embedded unemployment rate of the three Basque universities is 85%.
  • The weight of stable employment (it includes permanent contracts, self-employed workers and cooperative members) over the total is 53%, compared to 45% for the three Basque universities as a whole.
  • 52.4% work in private companies at national level and 26.3% at private multinational organisations.
  • 75% of employed graduates of the Class of 2014 in the Basque Autonomous Community; 18% have moved to another autonomous region in Spain and 7% to another country, preferably in Europe.
  • 55% of new graduates use Basque in their professional life and 61% use English.
  • The overall assessment of employment is 7.6 out of 10, which is the highest since data are collected and, particularly, what they value most are the tasks they perform in their jobs.

Postgraduate courses 2016 Class

Finding a job is the expectation with the highest degree of fulfilment among postgraduate students at the University of Deusto.

The aim of this study is to determine the degree of student satisfaction with the completed postgraduate course. It also seeks to analyse how postgraduate courses contribute to the generic competences acquired by students and examine their employability skills after completing a postgraduate programme. Therefore, a survey was conducted in 2018 among students who completed their postgraduate course in 2016, which was answered by 58.57% of them.

Based on the results obtained it can be concluded that their main motivation to pursue a postgraduate course was to boost their CV and broaden their employment opportunities. This option was chosen by 45.54%, whereas finding a job was in turn the expectation with the highest degree of fulfilment (49.40%) .The average satisfaction with postgraduate courses was 6.18 out of 10.The students in the Faculty of Psychology and Education and the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences were most critical, whereas they were best rated by those in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

The employment rate, that is, the number of employed people in relation to the working age population rose to 87.03%, while the unemployment rate fell to 12.97%, the lowest percentage in the last few years. Employability differences among all respondents can be observed depending on each postgraduate course.

The Faculty of Engineering has the highest employment rate at 95.38%, while the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences has the lowest with 74.47%, despite still being a high percentage. This employment also remains stable for 59.46% of the sample, mainly in the Faculties of Law and Economics and Business Administration.

Finally, it should be mentioned that employment fits educational attainment levels for almost 8 out of 10 graduates, while paid employment prevails for 78.91%.