More than half (58%) of graduates think employers should scrap their minimum requirements of a 2:1 degree, according to a survey by graduate recruitment specialist

Eva Malecki, graduate recruitment manager at Centrica, responded to the survey results, saying: “We do not have a 2:1 cut-off as we believe that accepting applications from graduates with a 2:2 or above will enable us to attract and assess a larger, more diverse graduate pool, especially as the value of a degree classification can vary from one institution to another.

“To secure the best talent for our business, we look beyond a degree classification; job history, activities and interests outside of university and competency-based examples are just as important to show us that an applicant has skills beyond their degree.”