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Business-minded graduates benefitting from NGCE programmes

Published: Tuesday, 15 June 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Entrepreneurial graduates are playing an increasingly key role in the stability of the UK economy, according to research published today (June 15th).

The National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) aims to help students to start their own businesses with the support of their universities and through various programmes.

Since being established in 2004, the group has supported 3,550 graduate firms and found that 71 per cent of the individuals involved either would not have set up companies or managed to do so earlier than expected with the NCGE.

In an interview with Onrec.com, chief executive Ian Robertson expressed his delight at being able to demonstrate the organisation's impact "in such a tangible way".

"At this critical time for our economy we need to improve the environment for wealth creation and build a closer, more productive relationship between business and universities," he told the news provider.

Meanwhile, Andrew Hawes, director and co-founder of specialist consultancy Newton, revealed that companies are now aiming to recruit graduates as they are "planning for the future".ADNFCR-1068-ID-19838768-ADNFCR

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