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Graduates are a 'long-term investment' for employers
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Employers must see graduates as an investment over a period of time, according to one industry figure.
Chris Morall, recruitment management specialist at Talent Transitions, was commenting on the recent decision by BT to cut the number of graduate jobs it will supply over the next year.
While Mr Morall could see the reasons for BT in particular cutting graduate recruitment, other companies should hold tight on their intake as it may not "work" for them to reduce the number of university leavers in their staff.
He added: "I think there are companies that still have vacancies, so therefore there are jobs for graduates out there. There are still opportunities for graduates this year."
New Civil Engineer recently reported that while recruitment is being cut by firms like BT, some graduate employers are keeping a file of well-performing candidates for future reference as well as retaining contact with them.