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Employers should offer higher-skilled graduate jobs

Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2009   Category: Career Advice | Employer News

A new report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has shown that graduates are too over-qualified for many of the jobs currently available to them.

In order to avoid a shortage of skilled workers in the future and help the UK economy meet targets to raise skills levels by 2020, the organisation recommended employers invest in worker training.

The report, World Class Skills and Jobs for the UK, called on employers to be more ambitious when offering positions to graduates to help address the "mismatch" between available work and the skills which university leavers hold.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said: "Too few businesses are operating in high value-added sectors and too many employees are over-qualified for their job."

Onrec.com recently reported that a new survey by TMP Worldwide revealed that nearly 45 per cent of graduates said that they would consider moving jobs if more training was not provided.

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