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Bachelor’s degree programmes. Employment status in December 2019- Class of 2016

The report on the employment status of the University of Deusto 2016 graduates has been prepared and presented by the technical department of Lanbide-Basque Employment Service.

To draw up the Report on UD graduate employment status - Class of 2016, the opinion of 1041 graduates from the university in that year was collected.

The sample of the class of 2016 was interviewed in December 2019 and it was extrapolated to the whole of that academic year, composed of 1,395 graduates, which means a participation of 75%.

88% of these graduates are employed, which means 3 points more than the previous graduating class.

The most significant data include:

  • The time between degree completion and the first job is fourteen months, with only six months being the actual search time from when they start looking until they find it.
  • The employment rate reached 93%, a figure very similar to that of the previous survey, which reached an employment rate of 93.7%.
  • The unemployment rate was 12%, up just over 2 points compared to the previous year.
  • There was an increase in embedded employment, with a percentage of 88%. This means that almost nine out of ten employed university graduates have a job according to their academic level.
  • Stable jobs (including permanent contracts, self-employed and members of cooperatives) accounted for 52% of the total, compared to 55% in the previous year.
  • 48% works in national private companies and 29% in multinational private organisations.
  • 75% of the graduates of the class of 2016 work in the Basque Country. One in four people surveyed work outside the Basque Country.
  • 43% of new graduates use Basque in their workplace and 48% use English
  • The overall assessment of employment is 7.3 out of 10, which is the highest since data were collected and, in particular, the tasks they perform in their job were the most valued feature.

Report on the Research on Graduate’s integration into the workforce 

Postgraduate courses 2017 Class

Finding a job is the expectation with the highest level of fulfilment for those who have completed a postgraduate degree at the University of Deusto.

The aim of this study is to determine the degree of student satisfaction with the postgraduate course they have completed. It also seeks to analyse how the postgraduate course has contributed to enhancing students’ generic competences and to find out their employability skills after completing a postgraduate course. Therefore, in 2019 a survey was conducted among students who had completed their postgraduate course in 2017, which was answered by 54.61% of them.

Based on the results obtained, it can be concluded that their main motivation to pursue a postgraduate course was to broaden their curriculum and increase their chances of finding a job. This option was chosen by 53.87%, while finding a job was the expectation with the highest degree of fulfilment (52.44%).

The average satisfaction with the postgraduate course was 6.43 out of 10. The most critical ones were students from the Faculty of Psychology and Education and the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, while those from the Faculty of Law gave the highest ratings.

The employment rate, i.e. employed people in relation to the working age population, was as high as 85.89%, while the unemployment rate was 14.11%. 

A number of employability differences among all respondents can be observed depending on each postgraduate course. The highest employment rate is in the Faculty of Engineering with 100%, while the lowest, despite still being a high percentage, is in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences with 78.95%. This was also permanent employment for 57.84% of the sample, mainly in the Engineering and Business Faculties.

Finally, it should be noted that employment was suited to the education level for almost 8 out of every 10 graduates, and was mainly paid employment, with 79.09%.

Presentation of the report on postgraduate employability