The latest data on labor insertion of the student body graduated in the province, collected by the Quality services of the universities of Alicante and Miguel Hernández de Elche, show an average of 89% employment within the first year, among graduates seeking work once they conclude with career success.
Specifically, the labor insertion that the UMH and the UA present among their graduates, always according to the data provided by academic institutions after the corresponding survey among graduates seeking employment, amounts to 92.63% and 88.1% respectively .
Between the careers that exceed 95% employability both campuses include Medicine, Nursing or Physiotherapy in the health sector; engineering in general but with higher levels of occupation in Computer Science, Biomedicine, Robotics, Electrical, Telecommunications and Technical Architecture; as well as Labor Relations, Mathematics, Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
Likewise, the degree in Fine Arts at the UMH and the double degree in Law and Business Administration and Catalan Philology at the UA present optimal levels of labor insertion in relation to the volume of students who graduate.
“The employability of graduates is addressed as a major objective through the Occupational Observatory”, underlines the Vice-Rector for Students of the UMH, José Juan López.
Like the delegate of the rector for Employment in the UA, Nuria Grané, emphasizes the promotion of endless courses, workshops, seminars and internship projects extra-curricular with which they try to place students “in the best conditions for employment”, specifies Grané.
And with this objective, they similarly promote entrepreneurial initiative among students, but understood from the starting point that “we are all entrepreneurs, not only those who are going to work on their own,” clarifies the rector’s delegate. “Entrepreneurship activities are both to generate work and to search for it,” agrees López.
In this package of extra skills for their graduates, universities are well aware of the general demand of companies in terms of personal skills or soft skills when hiring new employees.
The knowledge provided by university careers may be more generic than what the employer requires, hence the result certain competences are essential that provide that extra that, added to the academic record and the practices, allows to take the cat to the water in question of employment.
“If you fail in those skills, you are not worth it for the employer,” warns Victor Tatay, regional director of the Addeco group. Knowing how to relate, communicate effectively, self-regulate emotions, work as a team, be flexible and have the ability to adapt to continuous changes, which is the day-to-day of today’s company, as stated by María Luz Pomares, expert in Human Resources at MLP in the province, are some essential extras for the employer.
Tatay and Pomares also add the leadership and motivation to achieve optimal productivity, added to planning, the ability to resolve conflicts and, of course, mastery of both digital and technological as well as multiple languages.
In this regard, the Vice President of Hosbec and CEO of Magic Costa Blanca, Javier García, values the “great work” of the universities in preparing young people “, both in the capacity to address continuous learning and in rational thinking and critical, but it misses a greater approach to the knowledge and capacities that private companies demand.
“Management, leadership and communication skills are skills that should be included in the training content of universities,” says García, who in turn, and with respect to the sector in which he operates, believes that at the time If they are put into practice, almost half of the contents of some careers “are obsolete, it would be necessary to update them, opening new bridges with the tourism company so that it improves,” he points out.
In this same direction and enters the variety of workshops and extra training promoted by campuses, The UMH has a “5-star certificate” that includes, in addition to the average grade of the academic record; carrying out internships in companies based on the number of hours; the development of Professional skills which accounts for complementary training; the European projection of the curriculum, with the exchange months and the knowledge of languages; involvement in social volunteering actions.
In turn, the UA works on the “student’s personal brand” within six months through the “Development Factory” program, and prepares an intelligent web portal for job opportunities that includes both the required skills and the profile of the company so that, at the click of a button, students know first-hand its possibilities.
Edgar Martorell, a graduate in Economics and a master’s degree in Taxation, former president of the UA Student Council between 2016 and 2019, significantly appreciates the extra-academic orientation that the university seeks and how well it has given it. “I have not been unemployed for a single day,” he says.
Titles with the highest level of employment
Law and ADE
Skills requested by the company
Leadership and motivation
Communicate and relationships
Adaptation to change
Acceptance of criticism
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.