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What mix of skills and characteristics do employers require when recruiting new graduates?

Thank you for your interest in our survey. The aim of this survey is to better understand how employers recruit for graduate roles in the UK, and specifically what technical and soft skills graduates need in a modern and post-pandemic labour market. We are interested in hearing from anyone who has been involved with graduate recruitment in the UK the last 3 years. The survey will take around 10-15 minutes. If you have not been involved with graduate recruitment please do forward the survey to a relevant person within your organisation.

As a thank you, you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £50 high street voucher. We will be happy to share the survey results and you can sign up for survey updates here.

This survey is carried out as part of the EU Funded project: “Employability in Policy Development (EPD)”. The project brings together the University of Glasgow, the University of Reading, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and the Catalan Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency. You can find detailed information on the project on our website. Should you require more information or have any questions, please email Professor Sarah Jewell ( or Professor Simonetta Longhi (

This project has been subject to an ethical review and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct by the Head of the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations.