There are many reasons why they might wish to continue their studies
to gain higher-level qualifications. Here are a few:
- Graduates tend to earn more money over their lifetime. As an example,
it has been calculated that those in engineering can earn at least £200,000
more, over their lifetime than an engineer without a degree.
- Graduates are also less likely to be unemployed later in life than
those without degrees. This is partly because their higher-level
skills allow them to do a range of jobs.
- Graduates tend to work at higher levels in a company so degrees
certainly help in career progression.
- To enable career progression there may be a requirement for a higher-level
qualification, for example to gain chartered status in subjects such
as engineering or accountancy, or to do certain jobs where the higher-level
qualification is a requirement.