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“Skill development” and “pride” top graduate ‘wish list’

Written by the Editorial Team

The key consideration for nearly two thirds (63%) of UK graduates climbing onto the career ladder is to secure a role that offers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge, according to research by the British Army.

The work ‘wish list’ also comprises earning a good salary (61%), but graduates are wanting to work somewhere that gives them the ability to do something they’re proud of (48%) and enables them to make a difference to other people’s lives (32%).

While the majority (71%) of the UK’s graduate workforce feel mentally challenged by their current role, two fifths (42%) want more progression and development opportunities and a third (33%) crave more opportunities to learn key skills. In fact, less than half (47%) believe their role lives up to their expectations.