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Graduate jobs market 'must adapt to young peoples' needs'

Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2008   Category: Career Advice

Those embarking on graduate careers might find that potential employers are more willing to bend to their needs that in the past, it has been claimed.

According to the Times there is section of the recruitment market that feels the only way to attract top graduate jobs hunters is by being flexible and offering them what is important to them.

Speaking to the newspaper, Paul Redmond, head of the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Liverpool, explained that there are many reasons that graduate training schemes have to adapt to new requirements.

He said: "The first and most significant is technology.

"These are digital natives who have grown up with instant access to the internet and who are running their own businesses from their laptops while they're still students."

In other news, the latest survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters shows that the number of graduate jobs on offer has increased by 11.7 per cent on last year's figure, Onrec.com reports.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18674701-ADNFCR

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