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Graduate public sector jobs 'still increasing'

Published: Thursday, 18 June 2009   Category: Public sector

Despite the difficult economic climate and high competition for graduate jobs, one expert has claimed that the public sector is still looking for new recruits.

Tom Usher, research fellow at Institute for Employment Studies, did not have such positive news for the rest of the UK economy, saying that those looking for graduate jobs this summer will have a "difficult" time.

However, future teachers, doctors, nurses and civil servants will find an industry that is not only refusing to cut jobs but actually seeing more employment of graduates with relevant degrees, according to Mr Usher.

He said: "One other area where employment is still increasing is in the public sector. This includes jobs related to the public sector and education."

A recent survey carried out by people assessment firm Talent Q showed that 47 per cent of public sector companies are looking to increase investment in university leavers by providing graduate jobs, reports Onrec.com.

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