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Huge increase in number of graduates ‘bad for UK economy’

Mismatch of skills and labour market as university education keeps growing is bad for students and employers, suggests CIPD.

The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are “colonising” jobs in banking, education, the police and estate agency that were the preserve of school-leavers in the past.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – which represents people working in human resources – said the all-party consensus to get more young people into higher education was no longer justified given student debt and the careers many ended up pursuing.

Full article on the Guardian