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Graduate recruiter's 'skills clinic' achieves success
Wednesday, 08 April 2009
Professional & financial services
Big four accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced that one in ten graduates have looked at its online careers advice "clinic".
Thirty-eight thousand of those looking for graduate jobs in the current economic climate logged onto the site in the last six months to see six films relating to the development of business skills as well as an employability guide and a quiz.
PwC is to recruit 1,000 graduates in 2009, up by 50 per cent on last year, with 125 of those starting on Monday (April 6th).
Kevin Nicolson, head of regions at PwC, said: "We recognised early on that this year would be tough for graduates. We launched the employability skills campaign because now, more than ever, students and employers need to talk the same language about the skills required in business, and how students can develop and demonstrate them."
At the end of February, the Eastern Daily Press reported that seven graduates started at the Norwich branch of the professional services company, which has won the Times Graduate Recruitment award for the past five years running.