More than 41% of Spanish university students consider themselves overqualified for their jobs

Training is very important to exercise a job. During many educational stages, workers acquire knowledge so that once they are immersed in the labor market, they can be efficient in their jobs. But is the education that students receive for this purpose good? According to a new survey, carried out by the European Foundation Society and Education, university students think so.

In fact, they not only value education as good, but also consider themselves overqualified for the position play. That is, the university students who find work related to the career they studied, believe that they are not developing a position according to their learning.


Happy employees

The data of the study were presented in the event of "The answer of the universities to the needs of a labor market in deep transformation". These numbers put in 41.7% the number of university students that are considered as overqualified for the job in which they are currently working.

On the other side of the board, the Employers, the feeling is liked with respect to the qualification of the new workers. The companies point out that the learning received by the university students they hire is very positive. That yes, this satisfaction is not total and they point to the languages, the capacity of resolution of conflicts and a better application in the practice of theoretical contents like the points that should be improved in the currículum.


Regarding the training of students, the 70% of the Spaniards indicates that the mission of the universities must be to train students and turn them into "good professionals". Therefore, from this foundation, higher education centers are called to increase the practical contents so that students can be integrated into a more real environment during their training.

Benefits of practical training

Practical training in university students has great benefits, as indicated in the portal Employment Office. Developing in a real environment helps the student know what he will find once he is immersed in the labor market. Specifically, these experts point out the following positive consequences:

1. Improvement of the curriculum in the most important field of all: the experience.

2. Practices are a better learning than any book.


3. Expansion of the contact network.

4. Better adaptation to the labor market.

5. Reinforcement of self-esteem.

6. Greater possibility of contracting for the future.

7. You can check if the chosen work output is what the student really wants.

Damián Montero

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