Results of the EY 2018 Student Study • Profiling Institute

Results of the EY 2018 Student Study • Profiling Institute

Image source: © Daniel Ernst for

The EY Student Study 2018 looked at the question of which sectors this attracts students to. What are the results of the EY Student Study 2018?


Before the results EY Student Study 2018 are presented, the aim is to present the study. The study is audit company Ernst & Young GmbH and was published in July 2018. 2,000 students at 27 universities were interviewed. There were 52 percent of them female and 48 percent male. 41 percent aspired to one Bachelor to 35 percent one master or masters17 percent and State exam5 percent one promotion1 percent and diploma and 1 percent other.

In 19 percent, the majority of respondents studied in Academic subject social Sciences. Engineering and computer science followed in second place with 16 percent. The economy is in third place with 14 percent.

Most respondents were between the ages of 21 and 23 flight old (40 percent). 36 percent were between the ages of 24 and 26.

The most attractive sectors

Now it will be about the results of the EY student study 2018. One of the results is this public services as particularly attractive to students discover. 41 percent said this when asked which industries are considered particularly attractive for career plans. In an EY student study 2 years ago, only 32 percent said they were in public service. In 2018, most students were not only interested in her, but also here also the biggest increase can be recorded. On second place followed with 22 percent cultural institution as an attractive industry. place 3 occupies Science (18 percent). On last digit is an industry with 3 percent transport and logistics. and biggest losses compared to 2016 should Automotive had to record. In 2016, 22 percent still rated this industry as attractive, in 2018 it was only 8 percent.

By gender

These 2018 EY Student Study results have been further broken down by gender. Public service is a top priority for both women and men.

Both Women it is 48 percent, for men 32 percent. Among women, cultural institutions (28 percent) follow in second place, science (21 percent) in third place, healthcare/pharmaceuticals in fourth place (17 percent) and consulting/testing (13 percent) in fifth place.

Both men Second place was taken by science (19 percent), third place by other industries (18 percent) and fourth place with 17 percent for IT/software and cultural institutions. In 2016, the automotive industry was still in first place for men.

To West and East Germany

These EY Student Study 2018 results were also split into West and East Germany (including Berlin). With values ​​for State service here is no significant differences. and cultural institution to be in East Germany with 29 to 21 percent as more attractive estimated than in West Germany. Also Science there is 28 to 18 percent more popular. Region Advice/Investigation however, it is in West Germany more popular (15 to 9 percent).

According to specializations

The breakdown of the results of the EY 2018 student study by field shows that the attractiveness of sectors in different subject areas is rated or rated very differently. between economists occupies therefore, public service is not in the top 5. That’s what it says here Advice/Investigation with 48 percent clearly in first place. They follow in second place banks with 26 percent.

Also with them engineers Yippee public service is not in the top 5 find. He says IT/Software with 53 percent clearly in first place. and other industries and engineering followed with 25 percent each. 2 years ago have here Automotive still clearly in first place.

Both lawyers on the other side it stands public service with 45 percent in First placeclosely followed Advice/Investigation with 44 percent.

Also with them Humanities scholars Yippee public service first and clearly with 61 percent. and cultural institution followed by 47 percent.

After academic achievements

It was also shown which areas are particularly attractive to students with excellent academic results to be seen. There is also among these students public service with 41 percent First place. Second place follows Science with 19 percent. It takes third place cultural institution fourth place with 16 percent other industries with 15 percent. The regions each have 14 percent Advice/Investigation, IT/Software and Healthcare/Pharmaceutical achieved.

In relation to the results of the study in 2016, it follows that public service received the clearest approval should (22 to 41 percent). On lost consent should Science (27 to 19 percent) and especially Automotive (30 to 8 percent).

Estimated starting salaries

He was also po in the study expected starting salaries in fields that students find very attractive. This list provides banks said. Students, for whom this industry is particularly attractive, can expect a starting salary of €40,100. It is in second place other industries with 40,000 euros. The third place follows Automotive for 39,500 euros. of public service lis 37,500 euros third last digit. That lowest starting salary popularly used by students cultural institution expected (35800 euros). Average they expect students according to their studies Starting salary 37900 euros.

Factors in choosing an employer

The 2018 EY Student Study also asked about the most important factors taken into account when choosing an employer. First place is here safety with 57 percent. In 2016, this factor was still 63 percent. Salary and potential salary increases are in second place (44 percent), Flat hierarchy/collegiality in third place (41 percent), Work-life balance in fourth place (40 percent) and opportunities for advancement in fifth place (39 percent). On last place it costs Availability of a company car with 5 percent.

By gender

These 2018 EY student study results have again been broken down by gender. in both sexes it costs safety in first place (women 62 percent, men 52 percent).

Both Women Compatibility of family and work comes in second place (49 percent). This is followed by salary/salary increases (44 percent), flat hierarchy/collegiality (41 percent), and advancement opportunities (36 percent).

Both men in second place is salary/salary increase (45 percent). This is followed by opportunities for advancement (43 percent), flat hierarchy/collegiality (41 percent) and flexible working hours (33 percent).

According to specializations

Finally, the findings were also divided according to topics. Factor safety it depends particularly important for students from fields social Sciences (62 percent), Humanities (61 percent) a Linguistics/Literature (61 percent). Among them are many student teachers. Less important is for students from majors Science, Engineering Sciences/Computer Science and cultural studies. But even here the values ​​are around 50 percent.

Factor pay is according to the results of the study particularly important for students of the subject medicine (58 percent). Students of cultural studies (41 percent), social sciences (41 percent) and humanities (35 percent) rate this factor as less important.

Here you will find the EY Student Study 2018:

EY Student Study 2018

About the author J Bohlken

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *