Figure O5
The position of graduates with double qualifications on the labour market
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Better than other qualified job seekers
Corresponding to target level (figure O1)
Below other qualified job seekers
Below target level (figure O1)
Bac Pro (FR)
More successful in seeking jobs (1% unemployed) and in gaining permanent contracts (49%) than lower qualified young people (1992)
Initial employment mostly as worker (of which 2/3 'skilled worker'-1990) or in clerical position; hardly as technician (4% 1992) 
Experimental reform (FI)
Degree of employment equal to or better than that of other upper-secondary school graduates
(not known)
GNVQ: advanced level (En)
(not known)
(not known)
IML: vocational streams (EL)
Employment rate 73%  (3y.)/ 100% (4y.) (1993) as against 32% among young people with upper secondary qualifications (1994)
63% of graduates (3y.)/ 78% (4y.) reporting positive occupational relevance (1993)
Unemployment rate 4.6% (1997) as against general unemployment rate of 5.6% (1998)
 Jobs mostly relate closely to domain of study; most graduates start as skilled workers or professionals; many of them reaching middle management or specialist positions after a number of years
Pilot projects (DE)
No unemployment (guaranteed job at firm of training)
(not known)
Study branches (CZ)
(not known)
(not known)
Vocational courses (PT)
(not known)
Almost all vocational graduates being employed in their specific study area
Vocational programmes (SE)
(not known)
(not known)
Vocational streams (NO)
(not known)
(not known)
WIFI Academy courses (AT)
(continuing employment)
Improvement in professional career (74%), incl. promotion to managerial position (46%)  (questionnaire 1997)
Employment rate
Occupational level

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