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Graduate recruitment set to rise

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2009   Category: Sales and recruitment

A new report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has shown that a large proportion of employers plan to open their doors to university leavers next year.

The snapshot survey revealed that 76 per cent of businesses expect their recruitment levels to stay the same or increase by 2010, while 61 per cent have indicated a commitment to appearing at graduate job fairs.

It is thought that many graduate employers are now becoming more optimistic about the state of the economy, with only six per cent of respondents to the AGR questionnaire saying they are less confident.

Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the AGR, said: "The fact that most employers expect to have an active presence on campuses this year and are maintaining or raising their graduate recruitment targets shows an understanding of how important investment in attracting new talent is to the future of their businesses."

A jobs fair being held at Bristol's University of the West of England is set to see graduate employers take their place to snap up some young talent, the Bristol Evening Post recently reported.


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