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Engineering firms willing to invest in graduate jobs

Published: Friday, 11 December 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

There are still employers offering graduate jobs in the civil engineering sector, according to one industry expert.

Anthony Oliver, editor of New Civil Engineer (NCE), wrote on the magazine's blog that graduate job candidates should be proactive in seeking out the firms which are realising the importance of investing in university-level talent.

Mr Oliver spoke of the generation of 40-something engineers currently missing from the industry thanks to the early-1990s recession and warned those not providing graduate jobs to think twice.

"Behind this new young talent stands a raft of committed employers. They understand that investing in talent is critical and no longer something to be debated," the expert explained.

NCE recently held its Graduate Awards, with one hard-working university leaver now in the engineering sector being praised for his efforts at consultants Arup.

The ceremony named 24-year-old James O'Donnell as the top performer of 2008's graduates, demonstrating the benefits degree-level talent can bring to companies.

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