Should Graduate Students with Degrees Do Menial Jobs ?
A recent court ruling came down in favour of a young woman with a degree in Geology who was forced to do Work Experience in order to continue receiving Benefit Payments
Right or wrong there’s an issue here . . .
I see the real problem here as educational. Governments in Britain have had a stated aim to get at least 50% of young people into university in order to gain a degree.
Perhaps I’m thick but the fact that 50% of jobs don’t require degrees means a lot of people must surely be disappointed !?
The other issue here I see is that this woman was called a Geologist - attending a course on Geology does not make you a Geologist !
I’m not blaming young people and students, quite the reverse in fact - I believe many are being betrayed.
There are countless thousands of young people taking degrees in subjects which will never give them a related job.
It’s easy to laugh at Philosophy Students, Media Studies Graduates and people with degrees in Egyptology for their naivety but they are being lead down this road, huge numbers of places on these courses are being made available by people who know only the tiniest fraction of those graduates will ever make a living out of the subject of their degree !
Education is crucial, its value cannot be over-stated and that makes it even more important that we look at why we spend so much on education yet our children in Britain fall further and further down the international league tables.
We have countless people leaving University with degrees who simply go on to do the job they would have done on leaving school at 16 whilst business and industry call for relaxation on immigration rules so they can employ foreign graduates.
It could be there’s more jobs in Engineering than Geology, Philosophy and Egyptology . . . radical I know