Activity, continuous education and adaptation – these will be the keys to success on the labour market in the next few years.
Employers of Poland hosted a meeting of Jacek Męcina, Viceminister of Labour and Social Policy with students form the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The discussion focused on graduates’ perspectives on the labour market.
– Since last year, the situation has been steadily improving and perspectives are not bad – emphasizes Męcina. However, he immediately adds the Polish education system remains and obstacle, as it is focused mostly on theory. Meanwhile, data clearly shows data employers look for employees with practical experience. Is that mutually exclusive in the case of students? – No, as a lot depends on graduates’ activity. Young people should attempt to establish a contact with a potential employer during their studies and gain practical experience as interns or volunteers – that is the Viceminister’s advice.
Employers are increasingly willing to employ young people. – However, one should keep in mind that the most important thing for career growth is not the studies but the first few year after graduation – Męcina adds.
He also points out that not all university graduates are at the mercy of job offers, as many could also establish their own businesses. Should they decide to do that, they can count on state support – such as preferential loans for starting a company.
– Do not believe the myths regarding civil contracts and the propaganda of trade unions who only make it harder to create jobs. There is no road to higher wages other than through economic growth – points out Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland.
Students asked about opening a business, emigration or the “Wsparcie na starcie” program opened by BGK. Many admitted that they were seriously considering starting a business after graduation.