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Challenge 'vital in graduate jobs'

Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Those looking for graduate jobs are keen to advance through the ranks and will change employer if they do not feel they are being challenged enough, according to a new survey.

Research by TalentDrain has uncovered what it calls a new breed of graduates who are willing to leave a company if they do not think they are getting enough out of a position, reports Consultant News.

Speaking to the website, Ron Eldridge, director of the company, said: "Graduates want challenge and advancement and they'll vote with their feet if their organisation can't deliver."

Firms who do not address the needs of graduates risk losing high-flyers to their competitors, he added.

Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that the government is keen to ensure that universities are teaching students the skills they need to succeed in when they come to look for graduate jobs.

According to the newspaper, such 'soft' skills can be learnt through work experience.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18762602-ADNFCR

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