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Deloitte looks to attract more women into graduate jobs
Wednesday, 08 October 2008
Professional & financial services
Financial services firm Deloitte is looking to attract more women into graduate jobs at the firm, it has reported.
Speaking to the Times, Tom Crawford, head of employee engagement and diversity at the accountants, explained that while 57 per cent of university graduates in the UK are women, the company's intake is closer to 40 per cent.
However, he feels that it is the image of the sector as a whole, rather than Deloitte itself, which puts people off applying for graduate jobs.
"We court talent and we are open-minded about where we get it from," he said.
The firm also has a network of volunteers who visit universities to let students know what it is really like to work for the company, he added.
Recently, the Independent reported comments by Richard Wainer, head of education and skills at the Confederation of British Industry, who urged students to work on their soft skills to boost their chance of landing a graduate job when they leave university.