Output from the Universities

Melrose, Malcolm
February 1982
Management Services;Feb1982, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p6
The article focuses on graduate recruitment and examines the flow of graduates into management services. In the early years of universities only a small percentage of the age group 18-22 graduated. Their family supported most undergraduates and the main outlets in careers terms were the church and administration, home government and empire. Since the second world war, a greater percentage of the age group has graduated and with these greater numbers graduating, new areas of employment for graduates have opened up, notably manufacturing industry in the nineteen fifties and sixties and banking, insurance and accountancy in the nineteen sixties and seventies. But in present times, the process of getting jobs by university graduates have changed. The annual trawl of universities by employers in the winter term still continues. From the point of view of both employers and students this operation has declined in importance in recent years. Those who participate in it call it "Milk Round." The round consists of an employer arranging to visit a university campus on a given day. Details of forecasted vacancies are circulated to final year students who can apply for a preliminary interview, which will take place on their university campus.


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