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Graduate recruitment vital for UK business, says Dragon's Den star James Caan

Published: Monday, 18 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduate job hunters have been handed a boost in the form of an editorial by highly-respected businessman and Dragon's Den star James Caan in which he urges UK businesses to invest in graduate recruitment.

The article, published in today's (January 18th) Daily Telegraph, urges employers not to ignore the benefits of employing young and eager graduates, ahead of more experienced individuals.

Mr Caan said: "I think one of our key priorities should be young people and their employment. If we’re not careful, this wave of fresh talent will be lost.

"Employers must consider the talent in front of them, whatever age and experience. Who knows what value a fresh pair of eyes could add to your business?"

He also advised those hoping to get on graduate training schemes to demonstrate that they have been "proactive" and told graduates not to rule out unpaid work experience as a means of building up a CV.

In 2003 Mr Caan established the mid-market private equity company Hamilton Bradshaw, which at present manages 41 companies with a combined yearly turnover of £400 million.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19563508-ADNFCR

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