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Graduates in professional roles most likely to use university skills

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Hesa analysis finds those in managerial roles utilise their degree skills less often

Graduates who go into professional jobs are more likely to report that they use the skills they acquired at university than those in so-called elementary jobs, data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency suggest.

According to Hesa, graduates working in professional occupations are also most likely to describe their work as “meaningful”, with comparatively low scores among graduates employed in sales and customer service roles, elementary occupations and jobs classified as “process, plant and machine operative”.

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