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'Graduate jobs across sectors increase'

Published: Friday, 22 May 2009   Category:

An expert has encouraged university leavers to remain positive during the recession by showing the number of industries which are increasing their graduate jobs this year.

Around half of the 300,000 students expected to graduate in July will go into paid employment and they will be the first group of students to have experienced top-up fees, increasing their debt.

Liz Lightfoot, writing in the Independent, explained that five leading charities have launched management training programmes for those leaving higher education this summer, who may be looking for graduate public sector jobs.

Jenny Fox, head of careers and higher education at the Financial Services Skills Council, told the newspaper: "Most large graduate employers have not made the mistake of the last recession when they stopped recruiting. This time, they are continuing to seek fresh talent."

Recruitment service Grad Central recently defied the depressing headlines regarding graduate jobs by saying that, despite low confidence, university leavers can still find degree-level employment, reports the Shropshire Star.

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