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BT reaffirms graduate job position
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Transport and utilities
With experts recently criticising telecommunications firm BT for axing its graduate recruitment programme, the firm claims it is still committed to university leavers.
BT employed 130 degree-holders into graduate jobs in 2008, but recently announced it would be cancelling its recruitment scheme due to pressures brought about by the recession.
In a letter to the Financial Times, the firm reacted to detractors by saying it was "proud" of its history of graduate recruitment but has merely opted out of this year's university milk round due to fiscal reasons.
Michael Rake, chairman of the BT Group, said: "I am certain we will be accelerating our graduate recruitment again before long. I am a passionate believer in the importance of education and training."
Chris Morall, recruitment management specialist at Talent Transitions, recently said employers must think of graduates as a long-term investment which will bring positive results over time.