FSD3269 Employment Survey of Tampere University Graduates 2016

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Authors

  • Berg, Leena (University of Tampere. University Services)
  • Kurlin, Ari (University of Tampere. Career Services)
  • Markkola, Mikko (University of Tampere. University Services)
  • Ollikainen, Jyrki (University of Tampere. Faculty of Natural Sciences)
  • Tuomela, Jukka (University of Tampere. University Services)

Keywords

appointment to job, career development, employment opportunities, graduates, higher education institutions, occupational life, tertiary education, transition from school to work

Abstract

The survey charted the employment situation and job placement of persons who had graduated with either a Master's degree or a Licentiate of Medicine degree from the University of Tampere in 2016. The survey was divided into three parts: current employment status and employment history, factors affecting employment, and happiness with employment situation and degree.

The first part of the survey examined the current employment and the employment history of the respondents. This included questions about the type and length of current employment and the type of employment the respondents had had during their studies. The second part of the survey charted which factors had been the most important in obtaining their current job (e.g. degree, work experience, motivation) and which factors may have hindered or prevented them from finding a job (e.g. lack of work experience, poor labour market situation in their field, gender). The respondents were also asked about the channels they used when looking for work (e.g. whether they used online recruitment portals).

In the third part of the survey, satisfaction with current employment situation and how well the job corresponded with the respondent's education and goals were investigated. The respondents were also asked about their satisfaction with the degree programmes at Tampere University. The respondents' views on how well their education had provided them with useful skills and abilities that were relevant in their current job were charted with questions relating to, for example, information seeking skills, social skills, language skills, problem solving skills and managerial skills. Finally, the respondents were asked whether they were higher education students at the time of responding or were planning to study for a degree in the next 12 months, as well as whether they had completed teacher training.

Background variables included the respondent's gender and province of residence as well as information on the degree (degree programme, faculty, field of study, possible previous degree and time of starting studies).

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