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Graduate skills are still needed, says minister

Published: Thursday, 25 June 2009   Category: Life after graduation

The minister for business, innovation and skills has reminded those facing pessimistic graduate job market outlooks this summer that their talents are very much in demand.

David Lammy was speaking at a conference for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSEAMC) when he emphasised that there is "no doubt" that graduate skills are still needed.

Those with degrees represent the future of the British economy and such qualifications will always mean that graduates have a more affluent career than otherwise, Mr Lammy added.

He told the crowd: "There's no doubt that the need for graduate level skills, whether in the sciences or the social sciences, or the arts and humanities has risen over the years, and will rise further."

The minister recently met the chief executive of the Graduate Prospects website in order to discuss what can be done to help university leavers find suitable jobs during the recession, according to Onrec.com.


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