This book explores the highly significant and contested area of graduate employability and employment which is paid so much attention by those in the media and policy-makers. This is driven largely by concerns over the wider ecomic impact and value of graduates as increasing numbers complete their studies in higher education. At a time when graduates are seen as key to ecomic success, the critical question remains as to how their employability plays out in a changing labour market. This book brings together invative approaches and research to present an extensive survey of the field. It provides insight on what is a complex and often elusive social and ecomic problem, ranging from how graduate employability is constructed as an ecomic and policy agenda to explorations of how graduates manage the transition from higher education to paid employment and finally to suggest future directions for curricula, policy and research.
Michael Tomlinson is Associate Professor at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK. He has published widely in the areas of graduate employability, Higher Education policy and lifelong learning. His previous book was Education, Work and Identity. Leonard Holmes is Reader in Management at the Business School, University of Roehampton, UK. His interests are in the areas of graduate employability, skills, competence and management training and development. His previous book was The Dominance of Management: A Participatory Critique.
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6 black & white illustrations, 3 colour illustrations, biography