Employability is a critical part of the public policy rationale of global higher education today. However the rapidly changing landscape of HE risks a narrowing focus towards outcomes rather than inputs. Missing from the debate surrounding employability skills is the undergraduate voice. This could impact upon social arrangements economic structures and on people’s opportunity to flourish in work and life. Placing the student at the centre of this study phenomenographic methods have been applied to capture various dimensions of opinion. The aim is to find improvements in employability frameworks that meet the needs of both students and wider stakeholders.