Many Polish students worry over entering labour market: survey
PR dla Zagranicy
Only one in four Polish university students and graduates feel confident about entering the labour market, a survey has found.
One in three students admitted that it was difficult to make a decision about their career path, that they needed support or were afraid of what lies ahead after graduation.
Over four in ten said they had doubts over entering the labour market but felt they could cope on their own.
The survey of more than 1,000 students and graduates was carried out by SW Research for the Polish Business Roundtable.
For years, many have complained that Polish higher education does not prepare young people in practical terms for the world of work, according to sociologist Dr Małgorzata Durska, director general of the Polish Business Roundtable.
“Meanwhile, this study shows that it is no less important to prepare future employees for the psychological challenges of starting work. This is a role not only for universities but also for the employers themselves,” Durska said.
"The cost of neglecting this area may be the wasted potential of many young people," she added.