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Graduates meet Cameron to discuss job prospects
Tuesday, 01 June 2010
A group of graduates were privileged to meet David Cameron after he delivered a speech in West Yorkshire today (June 1st).
The university leavers were all invited to attend the event, which was held at the home of digital television technology firm Pace, in order to speak to the prime minister about their job prospects.
Yorkshire currently has a low proportion of graduates working in key public and private organisations, despite its higher education economy generating £3 billion of output per year.
One of the group, Jennifer Leverton, told Onrec.com that it was a "great honour" to meet Mr Cameron and Vince Cable, the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills.
She told the news provider: "It was just as important to get the opportunity to let them know how hard it is for graduates to get to find the appropriate jobs.
"It's no longer the case that a degree gets you into the career of your choice. Many graduates have to do additional work experience or internships to find longer-term employment and not everyone can afford to do that."
Last week, insurance firm LV= revealed that it is looking to add 300 individuals to its general insurance division.