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Finance graduates want progression

Published: Friday, 03 August 2007   Category: Professional & financial services

Graduates in the financial sector may find that employers will not meet their ambitious needs.

Research by Robert Half Finance and Accounting and the Institute of Chartered Accounts, suggests that a quarter of accountants have rejected jobs that have not given them the potential to progress, reports onrec.com

According to the survey, 42 per cent of accountants claim that the opportunity to be promoted was key to their job satisfaction but only 17 per cent rated their employer highly for progression opportunities.

Phil Sheridan at Robert Half International said: "In today's marketplace where skilled candidates are such a precious commodity, employers need to look carefully at what they are offering their existing members of staff in terms of career development and training."

He added: "Today's finance professionals can now afford to be selective in who they choose to work for and are looking for clear career progression opportunities, salary advance and job satisfaction, and will look to move elsewhere if their current employer does not deliver."

Financial services employment continues to grow in London. Figures for June revealed a 15 per cent increase in vacancies when compared to the same month for 2006 in the capital.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18233879-ADNFCR

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