“The statistics indicate that graduate university education (WO) still provides an excellent starting position in the labour market and also gives a high job security”, concludes the VSNU.
Of the 93% who found a job within one and a half years after graduation, 69% could get a job with an academic level of thinking, 21% found work at university level and 2% at MBO level. The remaining 8% is unaccounted for.
Compared with other European countries, graduates of the Dutch universities are doing well. Of all graduates in the Netherlands, 89% have jobs, while in the 21 EU countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this is at 86%. The Netherlands scores as good as Luxembourg and better than France, Belgium and Germany.
For the survey last year nearly 38,000 master's graduates were invited to participate and 21.4% responded. The labour market report is being published every two years. The numbers from the Bureau of Statistics in the Netherlands show that on average 64,000 people a year graduate from a university.