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IBM to boost graduate jobs in 2010

Published: Monday, 07 December 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

Computing giant IBM has announced that it will increase the number of graduate jobs it provides next year.

With major firms such as BT and Corus reducing or dropping their graduate recruitment schemes, the technology firm is to boost numbers from 94 to 150 in 2010, according to Personnel Today.

Jonathan Ferrar, HR director at IBM UK & Ireland, told the news provider that there is currently a "crying need" for fresh graduate talent after the past couple of years of economic recession.

He added: "We recruit graduates because we can give them the training to develop new skills that we require. There are new technologies that we are putting in place and they require different skills, so we want to have people who can start from scratch and learn those."

The Portsmouth News recently reported that former students in West Sussex are to have an increased chance of finding a graduate job thanks to new government funding.

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