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Firms offer graduate job hunters reprieve
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Banking and Finance
Recent university leavers who have been rejected at the interview stage of a graduate job in banking and finance may find their chances improving if after a year of taking stock they reapply to the same firm again.
In an article in Accountancy Age a number of firms including Deloitte and UHY Hacker Young admitted that they are happy to allow graduates to reapply even if they are rejected first time around for a place on a recruitment scheme.
James Lodder, HR officer at UHY Hacker Young, told the magazine: "We don't actively encourage reapplications but, unlike a lot of our competitors, we don't discourage them.
"In this year's graduate intake, two out of the eight we hired had been rejected the previous year and they'd both picked up more experience and interviewed much better the second time around as a result."
Yesterday (February 24th), Spanish bank Santander announced that it was planning on hiring 230 graduates in 2010 and expanding the sectors within the business in which entry-level workers can gain experience.
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