Research and analysis

Science, technology, engineering and maths graduates in non-STEM jobs

BIS research paper no. 30.


STEM graduates in non-STEM jobs

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This research paper investigates why some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates do not work in occupations related to their degree. It aims to help improve the supply of STEM-qualified entrants to the graduate labour market. See also the executive summary.