98 per cent have a relevant job
The coronavirus pandemic did not put a damper on NHH students’ careers, according to a new survey. ‘Always a demand for talented business graduates.’
On Tuesday 18 April, the 2022 graduate survey for Western Norway ‘Kandidatundersøkelsen 2022 – fra studier til jobb på Vestlandet’ was published.
It provides answers to how the ‘corona year group’ from NHH, the University of Bergen (UiB) and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) who completed their studies during 2020 have fared.
It clearly shows that the NHH graduates are very well equipped for the labour market. Two years after graduation:
- 98 per cent feel they have a relevant job
- 95 per cent are in permanent employment
- 0.5 per cent are unemployed
Mathias Ringdal (26) from Larvik works as an adviser at the Ministry of Finance. The job offer came eight months before he finished his studies.
‘I sent five job applications that autumn, and was in no doubt when I received the offer from the Ministry of Finance,’ he says.
As many as 73 per cent of NHH graduates received, as Ringdal, a relevant job offer before their final exams. Most of them sent between one and ten job applications.
A GOOD WORKING ENVIRONMENT IMPORTANT
A good working environment is the most important factor for NHH graduates when looking for a job. Good career opportunities and a job that challenges your skills are also highly rated.
‘Since I didn’t have any relevant work experience, I believe that good academic results from a reputable place of study such as NHH were important aspects of me getting a job at the Ministry of Finance. In addition, I participated in both a business presentation and a speed interview with the Ministry of Finance in Bergen, which was a good opportunity to get to know the Ministry better and to introduce myself to them before I applied.’
Ringdal says he is very happy at the Ministry. He works in the Budget Department, which coordinates the government’s work on the national budget and prepares decisions in the government.
LITTLE CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Rector Øystein Thøgersen is pleased that the survey shows that NHH students, also those from the pandemic period, have sought-after expertise.
‘NHH educates the economists of the future. They have robust analytical skills, a good understanding of technology and a strong commitment to society. I am overall satisfied with the results, but I’m not very surprised by the findings. Similar surveys have shown the same: there’s always a demand for talented business graduates from NHH.’