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Companies Lowering Educational Requirements for Employment

Wednesday 19th April / presented by Em Burrows

Top Companies are supposedly relaxing their educational requirements to secure jobs.

Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ogilvy group and even Apple and Google have lowered their degree requirements for positions in recent years, with Ernst & Young saying "a candidates degree has no correlation to their future job performance."

This comes as the Australian Bereau of Statistics reveals at the end of 2016 close to two-thirds of Australians have completed a degree or apprenticeship.

University of Adelaide researcher Joshua Krook argues this is occurring due to a rise in "academic inflation," where a Bachelor-level occupation requires a Masters degree and a Masters-level job requires a PhD.

Joshua Krook spoke to Em on The Mag

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