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2008 graduate recruitment 'looking healthy'

Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Graduates should not worry about recruitment in 2008 despite financial services stating that they will take fewer graduates this year, an expert has said.

Employers are forecasting an overall 12.2 per cent increase in graduate recruitment for the year, with manufacturer expected to be recruitment leaders.

However, this represents a slight slowdown in recruitment when compared to 2007 which saw an 18.3 per cent increase.

Jo Sellick, managing director of legal and financial recruitment specialists Sellick Partnership, said: "Although employers are exercising caution when deciding to take on new staff, I don't think we need to worry about recruitment too much, as the right CV will always open doors."

She added that the financial market has been seen to "self-perpetuate" in the past despite behaviour displayed by other market forces.

Additionally, the temp market is often seen to "flourish" amid unpredictable market conditions and the economy should "ride out" a slowdown, she concluded.

Sellick Partnership was founded in Manchester in 2002 and has offices in Belfast, Chester, the Midlands and Newcastle.


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