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Graduate vacancies in IT 'have surged in 2010'

Published: Monday, 06 December 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Graduate vacancies in the IT sector have increased significantly in the past year, it was suggested today (December 6th).

IntaPeople conducted a study which found that there were 80 per cent more positions available in the first 11 months of 2010 than in the equivalent period in 2009.

However, the specialist IT recruitment consultancy firm also warned that university leavers are not always being selected to fill these roles.

"Whilst it is encouraging that IT graduate vacancies are on the up, we estimate that graduates are being overlooked for these opportunities around 30 per cent of the time," commented director Stephen Riley.

"A difficult economy has seen skilled IT professionals applying for roles that would usually be considered too junior for them."

Mr Riley added that employers often find more experienced candidates "hard to resist", despite setting out with the intention of bringing in fresh talent.

Last week, Gerry McLaughlin, of ITContractor.com, claimed that young Britons do not necessarily require an IT degree to secure a graduate job in the sector.

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