Graduates, skilled and temporary workers. So you describe the young Italians who have completed their academic studies on forums and social networks. But it is not that simple ” self-pity “as evidenced by the data, and very few are just working a steady job. According to some, this distance between the world of work and college graduates is due to the educational choices of university students, who prefer the humanities to the sciences and techniques.

This analysis does not put all agree, but the thesis of difficult employ-ability depends on the type of study chosen is also reflected in a recent study, the Institute for the Development of Vocational Training of workers, who processed the data provided from ISTAT and the Ministry of Education .


Between 25 and 34 years, graduates in medicine have the highest employment rate, followed by the “doctors” in the chemical-pharmaceutical and engineers. Yet there are still a few students who are looking for this type of study. “Although to a lesser extent than in the past – says Aviana Bulgarelli, Director General invest in education continues to be a rewarding choice for young Italians: our graduates earn more than high school graduates and reach the highest employment rates high. The Italian scenario shows, however, a higher return for the technical and scientific expertise, but a low supply of graduates in science and a decrease in the proportion of young people in technical and vocational courses in upper secondary education. “

Also according to the study, the employment rate of graduates is more than one percentage point compared to that of graduates with regard to the age group of 25 to 34 years, but then the trend is reversed with the passing years. In connection with the Europe, however, the employ ability of graduates presents scenarios much more critical. The employment rates of young Italians are leaving the university by 6 percentage points lower than the EU average, by more than 10 points compared to Germany, 4 points compared to France and more than 7 points compared to the UK.

Among the graduates of the professions “technical” however, is not all roses, especially for the architects. Witness a research observatory, that in a year from graduation, there was an increase in the unemployment rate, which rose from 7.4 percent in 2008 to 16.1 in 2010. Also given the high Architects precarious, with a percentage of 46 percent, compared to 30 percent of colleagues with a steady job.

They do not encourage even the data of the last report, which recorded a growth of unemployment in a year bachelor’s degree from 15-16 per cent between 2008 and 2009, 16-18 percent for two-year specialized and 14-16 for percent for single-cycle.