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Employers can 'take advantage of graduates'
Friday, 19 June 2009
A new initiative has been set up at the University of Wales to encourage employers to utilise the breadth of skills available in the country's graduate talent pool.
The Entrepreneurship Foundation has been set up to help the university and others across Wales meet the needs of employers during the recession by providing graduates with leadership and business skills.
Writing in a WalesOnline column, Karen Turnbull, deputy director of research and enterprise at the University of Wales, said employers who take on graduates during the recession will be "better prepared for the future".
She added: "Businesses can also access graduate talent through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships which is one of the UK's leading programmes helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity."
Employers in the north-west recently met at a workshop in order to discuss tactics on how to stop the graduate talent pool in the city from disappearing to places like London, according to the Manchester Evening News.