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Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Mad Lab Rat, Aug 10, 2015.

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    Mad Lab Rat

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    Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' University Equals Success

    Ernst & Young, one of the UK's biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, saying there is "no evidence" success at university correlates with achievement in later life.

    http://huff.to/1KPNoVQ


    What do you think? Do you agree?
     
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    Maevla

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    I think now that every Tom, Dick and Harry can get a degree, the calibre of people for certain industries has decreased, meaning the qualification doesn't have the same meaning it had 10 years ago. even 10 years ago, the graduate schemes were in decline.
    I was working for Asda and in the space of one year saw the graduate programme reduced from an intake of 2000 to 50. This was because thee people just couldn't take the strain of retail in the real world.

    There will be jobs and some industries where these qualifications are a must, but overall I think until they change the calibre of grad courses, this isn't a bad thing.
     
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    Once upon a time, 7000 years ago, I used to work as a layout-designer for a huge company.
    We had a group of 9 people, 7 graduates from related uni, and I was one of the two that weren't graduates. We were all doing similar work, with different work loads and a few bits and bobs extra, tailored to the capabilities of each individual.

    I was the youngest there, and therefore the wildcard - whoever went on holiday, i hopped in their places and did their job AS WELL as mine (to a certain degree).
    All in all, I was able to hop in for any one, but whenever I had to go on holiday, panic began because there were always issues with whoever tried to substitute me, and there were at elast 3 graduates that were basically doing half the amount of work that everybody else did, because they were just not capable of any more.

    So yeah, degree doesn't even equal knowledge, there are non graduates in any industry that are amongst the best in the business, and that's a fact.
     
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    Silverisametal

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    Depends on what the degree is for and the profession I guess...

    I would more than likely need to do a couple of classes somewhere before performing open heart surgery.... right? o_O
     
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    Duncan

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    Lol - everyone wants the 'recipe' for 'success'. Try defining 'success' first.
     
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    Paul Norman

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    It is up to them to adopt the policy that gives them the best outcomes.

    When I started out, a degree was not required to begin a professional qualification for accountancy - it was A level entry.
     

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