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Graduates favour skills training, says research

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2009   Category: Life after graduation

A new survey has revealed that those in their first or second graduate jobs are thinking of changing to positions where training is a priority after the economy picks up.

Nearly 45 per cent of graduates said that they would consider moving jobs, but just under 100 per cent said that if training was a higher priority for their employer then they would change their mind, revealed the survey, reports Onrec.com.

The research, by TMP Worldwide, showed that 90 per cent of final-year students also believe training is an important factor in deciding which companies they will apply for and would like to see employers being up front about the amount of training for graduates they invest in.

Neil Harrison, head of research and planning at TMP Worldwide, told the news provider: "The message from graduates is really quite clear - employers that fail to invest in training programmes risk losing the new recruits that they took significant time and effort to recruit and train."

A recent survey by big four professional services firm KPMG revealed that graduates are more worried about what skills a job will offer them over job security and salary.


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