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Generation Y 'look for a sense of purpose at work'

Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2008   Category: Career Advice

A good work-life balance, a varied and motivated career and a strong sense of purpose are all important to those hunting for graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

These were just a few of the requirements drawn up by a panel of 18-year-old students at the Kids Today, Leaders Tomorrow seminar, reports Onrec.com.

Hosted by consultancy firm iOpener, the event was aimed at identifying how members of 'Generation Y' will change the workplace as they enter it.

Speaking to the website, Jessica Pryce-Jones, co-founder and partner of iOpener, said: "It is clear, however, that many challenges lie ahead – not just in how businesses look to accommodate Generation Y but in how Generation Y adapt to prevailing business drivers."

Members of this age group currently entering the workplace are full of optimism, she added.

In related news, the government has announced a £400 million project aimed at helping to develop research facilities across the UK.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18685450-ADNFCR

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