Libby Purves in The Times then piled on the pressure when writing in The Times. She said:
"Two years ago a poll of big graduate recruiters such as HSBC, KPMG and Procter & Gamble also lamented a shortage of “employability skills”. Specific grumbles concerned lack of punctuality, commercial awareness and willingness to work within a system and a team."
She the concluded: "One way or another, we should ease that gap between education and the hard-nosed workplace." Another point: Figures from earlier in 2013 showed that almost one in 10 students – 26,000 – were left without a job or a further education course after graduating in summer 2012. Data showed that the unemployment rate jumped much higher at some universities, with 22.6 per cent of graduates without a job after leaving London South Bank university.