UK Trendence Research ran a snap survey to understand how university students and young people are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. Key findings included:
- Over 30% of students are worried that they’ll struggle to get a graduate job as a result of the pandemic.
- For those already in a recruitment process, just under 50% are still going ahead, with either minimal impact on the process or with their assessments moved to an online system – showing a level of agility from graduate employers.
- A fifth of students have completely lost the opportunities they were applying for.
- A third of all students said they would like to receive regular email updates on how employers at large are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
UK Trendence Research suggests that the key to supporting students in this trying time, and to rebuilding their confidence, is regular communication from future employers on what they’re up to and how they’re responding to the situation.
Click HERE to read the full article from UK Trendence Research, 2nd April 2020.