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Graduate jobs 'vital to creative firms'

Published: Thursday, 11 September 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Creative Industries: arts and design

Graduates are vital to the success of the UK's creative firms, it has been claimed.

A study by Million+ argues that government investment aimed at equipping creative graduates with business skills will help boost the sector, reports SME Web.

The £4.5 million Creative Economy Programme launched by the government should go some way to ensure that those looking for graduate jobs have the required abilities, Million+ states.

SME Web also stresses the need for regions to retain talent, citing the work of Coventry's University's Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) as one way to do this.

ICE's director, Christine Hamilton, told the news provider: "ICE has been set up to retain graduates and then provide the kind of support required to nurture their talent."

Recently, the Guardian claimed that graduates who have not done as well as they hoped in their studies must try and prove their worth to potential employers without sounding "apologetic" for their qualifications.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18775694-ADNFCR

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