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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2016. 12(4), article 8, 285-300; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.8


Halina Ryzhkova1, Irena Pawłyszyn2, Nina Rizun3

1Alfred Nobel University, Dnipro, Ukraine
Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland


Background: A professional future is the next logical step after a student completes their chosen degree course. More frequently, even during their studies, young people seek opportunities to participate in various conferences, training courses, internships, work placements, and to travel abroad, etc. All of this has one main goal - to increase the student's attractiveness as a potential employee on the labour market. Thus, it becomes very important to ask relevant and timely questions to students about the knowledge they gain during their studies, the skills they possess and how they perceive their future work.

Methods: This paper presents the views of students of logistics and related disciplines regarding their future careers. The aim of this study was to investigate the expectations, skills and visions of the future of the young generation who stand at the threshold of their careers, in two countries - Poland and Ukraine. The test method used for collecting opinions was a questionnaire.

Results: This paper recognises key elements of young people's perception of the labour market. They present a brief theoretical discussion on the issue in question. The authors present the results of the comparison of attitudes of students from two universities in  Poland and in Ukraine, in four areas: Participant's Profiles; Professional Attractiveness; Obtained Knowledge and Skills; Employment.

Conclusions: Contemporary logistics requires professionals of the highest calibre, which is confirmed by many respected authorities. The research results show a preview of the preferences of students of logistics and related disciplines in terms of future work, and give information about the knowledge they gained during their studies. Comparison of the two groups of participants from different countries gives the opportunity to observe the aspirations and visions of each , as well as propose recommendations aimed at signalling the possibility of improving the situation of graduates in relation to their future employment.

Keywords: students\' professional future, logistics, labour market, employment, job
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MLA Ryzhkova, Halina, et al. "The future of logistical education in Poland and Ukraine: comparative analysis of students\' opinions." Logforum 12.4 (2016): 8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.8
APA Halina Ryzhkova, Irena Pawłyszyn, Nina Rizun (2016). The future of logistical education in Poland and Ukraine: comparative analysis of students\' opinions. Logforum 12 (4), 8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.8
ISO 690 RYZHKOVA, Halina, PAWłYSZYN, Irena, RIZUN, Nina. The future of logistical education in Poland and Ukraine: comparative analysis of students\' opinions. Logforum, 2016, 12.4: 8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.8