ICEF Monitor – Retention, recruitment, and the importance of supporting students’ transition to work
8 Jul 2015
International students are in many ways “model immigrants” for their host countries. They are young and educated; they speak the language and have had an extended experience of living and studying in the country. And of course they have a credential – a certificate, diploma, or degree – from the host country as well. With all of those factors in mind, a newly qualified international graduate is a very important resource indeed for labour markets struggling with talent shortages of any kind.
And students want to stay. In some countries, between 50% and 80% of international graduates intend to stay and gain post-study work experience in their host countries. Not all, however, are successful. In Germany, 30% are still looking for employment a year after graduation.
Percentage of international students changing status and staying on in selected OECD countries, 2008 or 2009. Source: SVR, OECD
Bridging the gap between study and work: key local actors of a coordinated job entry support system for international students. Source: SVR
“Read the full article on ICEF Monitor” – Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/07/retention-recruitment-and-the-importance-of-supporting-students-transition-to-work/