Milano-Bicocca University, 4 out of 5 graduates find work within a year

One year after graduation, the employment rate is 82.1 per cent, exceeding the national average (69.2 per cent) by almost 13 percentage points and the regional average (75.1 per cent) by 7 percentage points. percent in Lombardy). And among second level graduates (master’s and single-cycle courses) one year after graduation, the employment rate is 78 per cent, ten points higher than the national figure (68.1 per cent), two in more than the Lombard figure (75.7 per cent), and five years after graduation it rises to 93.8 per cent, 6 points more than the other universities taken together (87.7 per cent), 1 point more than the regional average ( 92.7 percent). These are the placement data of the University of Milano-Bicocca returned by the 2021 Report on the Profile and Employment Condition of Graduates carried out by the Almalaurea Inter-University Consortium and presented today. The surveys involved 76 universities belonging to the Consortium. The report on employment conditions covered a total of 11,934 graduates of the University of Milan Bicocca, focusing on the analysis of the performance of first and second level graduates who graduated in 2019 (respectively 4,230 and 2,781 in total) and interviewed one year after graduation, and those of second level graduates who left in 2015 (2,420) and interviewed after five years. 63.7 percent of first-level graduates decided to continue their training with a second-level course. Observing those who do not continue their studies, one year after graduation, an employment rate of 82.1 percent (3.1 points less than the previous year) is found, while the unemployment rate is 8. , 7 percent (1.8 points more than 2018 graduates). The reduction in the employment rate and the increase in the unemployment rate is certainly linked to the difficulties in integrating young people into the labor market caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the employed, 21 per cent continue the job started before graduation, 24.1 per cent have changed jobs, 54.8 per cent only started working after graduation. 31 percent of employed people can count on a permanent job, while 41.7 on a non-standard job (in particular on a fixed-term contract), 8.5 are self-employed (as a freelancer , self-employed worker, entrepreneur, etc.). Part-time work involves 16.4 percent of the employed. As regards the remuneration component, the average value is € 1,303 per month net. A final aspect concerns the effectiveness of the qualification which for 65.9 per cent of the employed is very effective or effective for the work performed. Among graduates in master’s and single-cycle courses, one year after graduation, the employment rate is 78 per cent (1.5 points less than the previous year) and the unemployment rate is 11 per cent (1.8 points higher than in 2018). Also in this case the changes are certainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 31.2 percent continue the work started before graduation, 16.3 percent have changed jobs and 52.3 percent have started work only after graduation. 28.8 percent were hired with a permanent contract while 38.2 percent have a non-standard job, 8.4 percent are self-employed. Part-time work involves 18.6 per cent of the employed and the average salary is 1,360 euros per month net. 59.1 per cent of employees consider the degree obtained very effective or effective for the job they are doing. Five years after graduation, the employment rate stands at 93.8 per cent and the unemployment rate at 2.6 per cent (substantially frictional). Those employed on permanent contracts are 62 per cent, while those employed in non-standard jobs are 12.1 per cent. 18.1 percent are self-employed and part-time work involves 13.8 percent of the employed. Salaries reach an average of 1,555 euros per month net and 66 per cent of employees consider the degree obtained very effective or effective for the work done. The most employed economic sector is that of services, which absorbs 87 per cent, while industry accommodates 12.1 per cent of the employed and the share of those who work in agriculture is decidedly marginal (0.3 per cent). On the other hand, looking at the characteristics of the population of graduates (bachelor’s and master’s), there is a significant presence of young people who come from high school studies, 72.9 per cent, followed by technical graduates (22.4 per cent), a residual part concerns young people with professional diploma. The average age at graduation is 25.2 years for all graduates (24.1 years for first level graduates and 26.6 years for two-year masters). It is important to consider that not all graduates enroll immediately after obtaining their upper secondary school qualification, a fact that certainly affects the average age at graduation. 68.4 percent of graduates finish university in progress: in particular, it is 66.6 percent among the three-year masters and 72.9 percent among the two-year masters. The average graduation grade is 100.3 for first-level graduates and 107.6 for two-year masters. During their studies, as many as 75.8 percent of those interviewed declared that they were working, a figure more than 10 percentage points higher than the national average; 57.5 percent completed internships recognized by the degree program and 8.1 percent completed a period of study abroad. Work experience, internships and experiences abroad are certainly a very important factor in the course of study both to be able to deepen, in working contexts, some knowledge acquired in the course of study and, more generally, to the development of the “personality” of individual students (development of soft-non-cognitive skills). Bicocca graduates have certainly given a positive opinion of the path they have taken: 92.6 percent say they are overall satisfied and 76.3 percent are he would enroll again at the university confirming the course and university. As for the data on PhDs of the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2019 (111 respondents, 70 per cent of the total population), the employment rate is 91 per cent (5.1 percentage points in more than in 2018) while the unemployment rate stood at 4.7 per cent (2.5 points less than in 2018). Another very interesting data is the employment time from the moment of the job search which on average is equal to 2.5 months. 52.5 percent find work in the public sector, 44.6 in the private sector (main sectors: industry 10.9 percent, consultancy 11.9 percent, chemicals / energy 9.9 percent, healthcare 6.9 percent ) and the remaining 3 per cent in non-profit. 47.9 per cent of research doctors are employed as a researcher and graduate technician at the university, the remainder being employed in other highly specialized scientific and technical professions. As regards wages, the average value is 1,674 euros net, with a marked difference in gender; men stand at a value of 1,748 euros while women reach an average of only 1,593 euros. Ultimately, around 70 percent of PhDs believe the qualification they have acquired is very effective or effective for their work. ” Despite the pandemic, our university has withstood the blow when it comes to getting our graduates into the job market and our PhDs. I was also very pleased with the high satisfaction rate declared by the interviewees towards the university and the course of study undertaken and crowned by the achievement of the degree. These data are an additional incentive to continue on our path, investing in the quality of the educational offer and guidance and placement services ”, says Giovanna Iannantuoni, director of the University of Milano-Bicocca. ” The data of the 2021 report. of Alma Laurea relative to the University of Milan-Bicocca are comforting for three-year and master’s graduates and above all for PhDs. Employment and unemployment rates are generally good despite showing the first negative repercussions of the Covid 19 pandemic on the entry into the labor market of young graduates. Our graduates find a good match between knowledge acquired in their studies and those required by companies and are satisfied with the path they have taken in our university. Of course, we can see that the salary levels do not adequately reward their professionalism, especially when compared with those of their colleagues from other European countries ”, says Mario Mezzanzanica, Vice Rector for Higher Education and Job Placement at the Milanese university. ” employment growth of the Milan-Bicocca PhDs that emerges from the 2021 report of Alma Laurea reveals the effectiveness of our training projects aimed at developing a high-level professional identity for work activities both in academia and in companies. The data also illustrates the substantial and statistically significant gender pay gap of PhDs ”, declares Maria Luce Frezzotti, president of the Doctoral School of the Milano-Bicocca University.